7 NY Giants who need big seasons in 2021, including Daniel Jones

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NY Giants, Evan Engram
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (Image via The Record) /

2) Evan Engram – TE

Evan Engram made his first Pro Bowl last season, but he was far from among the more consistent or dominant tight ends in the League.

Engram was charged with eight drops in 2020, while catching just 63 passes for 654 yards and one touchdown.

Entering last season, the expectation was that Engram’s explosiveness and playmaking ability after the catch, would match nicely with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s system. However, for much of the season, it seemed the NY Giants struggled to find ways to get the ball in Engram’s hands, and he was even at times used as a gadget player on handoffs out of the backfield and jet-sweeps.

The NY Giants signed Kyle Rudolph as a free agent, who is among the NFL’s more consistent red-zone weapons. It will be fascinating to see how the target-share between Rudolph and Engram develops, and whether the organization remains committed to Engram long-term, especially beyond the trade deadline if he is in the midst of another inconsistent season and other teams make overtures.