X-factor #2: Evan Engram
Only time will tell if Evan Engram will ever be the tight end that NY Giants’ fans hope for. It’s become a cyclic pattern where the tantalizing, talented tight end has been hyped up game after game, week after week and then not produce and live up to the hype.
Engram has not been the difference-maker in this NY Giants’ offense that many hoped for. Evan has struggled with drops, getting open, and consistently blocking on pass or run attempts. There is no hiding anymore that Engram’s lack of production is a major issue as his inconsistency (along with the rest of the offense’s weapons).
Its can’t be stated enough what Engram *should* bring to the table. There aren’t 6’3, 240 lb tight ends who can run a 4.43 and can jump 36 inches high growing on trees. On paper, this sounds like a freakish athlete, who should be a mismatch nightmare for opposing linebackers and safeties to compete with.
It remains to be seen if it’s a matter of the pass protection, Daniel Jones missing throws, a struggling weekly game plan and offensive scheme, or Engram’s inability to produce and make plays on his own.
Engram faces another favorable matchup this week. The Cowboys defense has struggled with teams’ tight ends this year. According to CBS Sports, Dallas has allowed touchdowns to tight ends the last three straight weeks along with letting up 65 or more yards from the position group each week.
Dallas has allowed touchdowns to tight ends the last three straight weeks along with letting up 65 or more yards from the position group each week.
Dallas is missing their two stud linebackers this week. Evan Engram must take advantage of this for the NY Giants to have a successful and sustainable offense this week. Engram is one of the team’s best weapons and it’s time he show sit and plays like it.