Evan Engram would be considered a fast wide receiver. But as a tight end, he is incredibly fast. Read which NFL mock draft has him going in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
College: Ole Miss #17
Position: Tight End
40 Time: 4.42
- As a freshman was named second-team All-SEC in 2013.
- First-team All-SEC, 2014, 2016.
- Second-team All-SEC 2015.
- Wide receiver speed in a tight end frame.
- Two time team captain.
- 2013 season cut short by surgery on sprained ankle.
- Missed some time in 2016 due to hamstring.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Currently the NFL Draft Board shows Evan Engram going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2017 NFL draft with the 19th pick according to Nate Davis’ USA Today’s NFL mock draft.
Evan Engram turned in a scorching 4.42 in the 40 yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine. Davis is the first to put Engram in the first round, but other NFL mock drafts may follow suit. The video shows that a 4.42 time in the 40 is something special…and not just for a tight end.
For now, Evan Engram is the sixth tight end to show up on the NFL Draft Board. As the sixth tight end, he is most likely to go in the second or third round. And, as for Davis’ idea of Engram going to the Buccaneers, it is a curious choice.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Needs
Davis has Evan Engram going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round with pick number 19. But tight end does not show up as a free agency or draft need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Although, wide receiver did show up as a draft need that was taken care of in free agency when the Buccaneer signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Evan Engram Bottom LIne
Evan Engram is a special talent, but he isn’t a typical tight end. With his speed, he could be moved outside to wide receiver. NFL.com says Engram will appeal to teams looking for a move tight end.