Is Evan Engram overrated?
New York Giants’ starting tight end Evan Engram has yet to live up to being selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Big Blue.
Engram’s best season was as a rookie where he hauled in 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns. Since then, his numbers have only gone down. James Fragoza of the Pro Football Network says he’s New York’s most overrated player.
“It has been four years since Evan Engram entered the league, yet every offseason, analysts continue to say, ‘this could be the season Engram breaks out.’ It isn’t going to happen,” wrote Fragoza. “He is basically a big-bodied wide receiver with little blocking prowess. Even as a receiver, Engram dropped 11 passes last year (most among TEs). If he can hone in the drops and increase his catch rate (which Daniel Jones plays a major role in), Engram could erase his name from this list.”
I don’t think Engram needs to put up huge numbers because that likely won’t happen this year with all of the weapons that the Giants now have on offense. But he does need to be reliable and help stretch the field. If he can’t do that, he’s worthless.
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