Who is NY Giants’ best player not named Saquon Barkley? NFL execs, coaches, players weigh in

Dexter Lawrence #97 of the New York Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Dexter Lawrence #97 of the New York Giants (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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NY Giants, Evan Engram
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (Image via The Record) /

TE Evan Engram

“I’m a big fan of Evan’s. He’s big, strong, and fast. He’s more physical than people give him credit for, too. When healthy, which he finally was last year, he can be a game-breaker at the position.” – current NFC South tight end 

Engram’s tenure with the NY Giants seems to be defined by his potential, and annual lofty expectations.

Last season, while Engram made his first career Pro Bowl appearance, he also was widely inconsistent as a pass-catcher, being charged with eight drops. But, Engram was able to stay on the field for 16 games, and the NY Giants found numerous ways to get the ball in his hands as he caught 63 passes for 654 yards and a touchdown, while adding a career-high six rushing attempts and scoring one rushing touchdown.

The addition of Kyle Rudolph via free agency could telegraph the NY Giants moving to more two-tight end sets, and the arrival of Kenny Golladay could create space over the middle and in intermediate routes for Engram to thrive.

If Engram can parlay a second year of experience in coordinator Jason Garrett’s scheme into a more productive campaign, he’s going to have some leverage as he approaches free agency for the first time by season’s end and perhaps bolster his argument to be one of the league’s top difference-makers.