1. Evan Engram
A topic that we’ve previously broached, trading Evan Engram is something that many NY Giants fans are divided on. Engram’s electric talent is clear as day, but his inability to stay healthy and available has caused many Big Blue fans to sour on the 2017 first-round draft pick.
It’s unknown how Dave Gettleman feels about the uber-talented young player, but as we’ve seen many times already, being a Jerry Reese draft pick can end up being the kiss of death around these parts. Couple that with the fact that 2019 waiver addition Kaden Smith filled in to admirably for the oft-injured youngster, and the possibility of Engram being moved seems all the more real.
There’s no doubting what Engram can do when he’s healthy, as his per-game numbers work out to 800 yards and six touchdowns over a 16 game season. Can he become that type of guy that plays anywhere near that much? That’s the million-dollar question.
Under contract for one more year at a $3.4M cap hit in 2020, with an attractive $5.4M fifth-year option available in 2021, Engram could be extremely attractive around the league where the tight end position seems thinner than ever. Engram would likely net a second-round draft pick, and that could be valuable moving forward for Big Blue.
I, for one, would rather hang on to the mismatch nightmare that is Evan Engram and give it one more go. The tricky part is, if Engram was to get hurt again in 2020, his value would plummet. This is a now or never type situation.