NFL GM: Evan Engram, Markus Golden among 5 Giants who could be trade targets

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TE – Evan Engram

The Giants have long believed Evan Engram has the potential to be a game-altering weapon in the passing game, but he is off to the most disappointing start to his career.

Through four weeks, Engram has caught 17 of his 30 targets for 131 yards and has yet to score a touchdown. The Giants’ offense is averaging just 11.7 points per game, but Engram is second on the team in receiving yards despite a team-high 30 targets.

Prior to this season, the Giants picked up Engram’s fifth-year option, after he was unable to play a full season during the first three years of his career.

Still, despite his injury history and the limitations of the Giants’ offense this season, one current scout believes teams will be burning Gettleman’s phone line if Engram is available.

“Teams are going to want Engram for one simple reason,” the scout tells GMenHQ. “He’s a Jordan Reed clone.”

However, former Tennessee Titans general manager and NFL Executive of The Year Jeff Diamond is skeptical the Giants will wind up moving Engram.

“He’s such a young and talented player,” Diamond tells GMenHQ. “It would take a great offer.”

The Giants must decide whether Engram’s inability to stay healthy and his recent inconsistency to start this season are worth committing to long team. If the answer is no, a change of scenery for Engram and a draft pick in return for the rebuilding Giants may be even more valuable.

Potential landing spots: Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans