New York Giants: Five Reasons To Love The Evan Engram Pick
The New York Giants selected tight end Evan Engram at No. 23 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here are five reasons why you should love the selection.
The New York Giants have embraced the need to fortify the tight end position. At No. 23 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, general manager Jerry Reese went hunting for a prospect who could take the top off a defense and fit the identity of the offense he’s building.
At No. 23 overall, Reese shocked the masses by selecting Ole Miss Rebels tight end Evan Engram.
Most expected David Njoku of the Miami Hurricanes to be Reese’s target, but Engram is the player he opted to acquire.
Engram was one of the most productive tight ends in the country during his four-year career at Ole Miss. He made a living by winning jump balls and bailing quarterback Chad Kelly out when he made risky throws against high-quality competition.
Playing in the NFL haven that is the SEC, Engram had no problem amassing statistics and finding the end zone.
Following the first round, the obvious question is what Engram will bring to the Giants in 2017 and beyond. New York had a desperate need for a playmaking tight end, and it stands to reason that the void has been filled.
The question is: why should you as a New York Giants fan love the decision to draft tight end Evan Engram at No. 23 overall?