Our rivals from New Jersey, drafted Evan Engram out of Ole Miss in the first round. This young man may become a thorn in our sides for years to come. At the draft they listed him as a TE, yet by all the measurables he appears to be a WR. He’s 6’3″, 230 and ran a 4.42 for the forty at the Combine. They have Sterling Shepard that plays out of the slot currently, making it doubtful he’s playing there. But in 4 wide spread as the TE, his speed can be devastating and a huge addition to their offense. If this assessment is true he may see limited snaps or it may become their up tempo type of offense going forward. Similar to how the Packers play their spread sets. Engram’s forty is faster than his teammate whom we already have trouble covering, one, Odell Beckham Jr! Engram is heavier and faster.
Looking at this addition, is another reason that our fortifying our secondary was of paramount importance. The hope was for a little more height at the corners, given that we’ll be facing the likes of Brandon Marshall with the Giants & the new tandem in Philadelphia with Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffrey. We’ll be facing these talented receiving corps twice a year.
This video shows him to be smooth in and out of breaks, a rather wide catch radius as he can go get the ball in the air or turn and get it rather easily. He’s faster than any of our safeties & has 20 pounds on our heaviest safety, Jeff Heath. That’s today’s NFL, all about creating match up challenges and this young man will be a load to deal with.
Watch out NFC East defenses…
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