The Tennessee Titans get a playmaker at tight end.
Pick 43: Evan Engram TE/WR, Ole Miss
Engram isn’t really a tight end right now, he is a big slot wide receiver or an H-back if you prefer.
However, the Tennessee Titans shouldn’t be afraid of a player like that. In fact, they may be set up perfectly for him. Think about it, if you make Phillip Supernaw/Jalston Fowler be the “blockers” in the backfield and on the line you can use him on passing downs.
In time, you try to add a few pounds on him and teach him how to block. Slowly over the course of two or three years, you teach him how to angle block and do the little things so that he can become your TE1 when Delanie Walker retires.
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Until then, he can be the (I’m sorry, I just mean schematically) Anthony Hernandez to Walker’s Gronkowski.
Here is my summary for Engram:
“Engram is a good pass catcher and he is hard to tackle with the ball in space. In a new NFL where jumbo slots/flex TEs are popular, he may not have a hard time fitting into a more pass heavy offense.
The question for me is, what will teams identify him as? He doesn’t really play inline TE, he almost always plays out wide or behind the LOS as a borderline wing. You can call him a detached TE, because schematically that isn’t that different.
So while he is probably limited early to that jumbo slot role, he should eventually be able to develop into a TE2 that learns how to block backside and get up linebackers fairly quickly. Still, if he is only a pass catching TE early, is he really that different from Hunter Henry?”