After the New York Giants chose Evan Engram with their first-round pick, we heard everything from, he’s not the player we needed, he’s a second-round player, he’s not a good fit, and many more degrading phrases.
But the consensus has changed over the past couple of days, and now that the rookie mini-camp is underway we are getting a real glimpse at what Engram has to offer.
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This was his first opportunity to make a serious impression under the eyes of head-coach Ben McAdoo and the offensive coaching staff.
And wow, did he come to play.
He was very appealing in his route running and his ability to make quick cuts was clearly on display in Engram’s first day at rookie camp. And not to mention he’s fast, very fast. In fact, so fast that Odell Beckham Jr. couldn’t even beat him in a 40-yard dash (4.42 vs 4.43 seconds).
His preparation and calm nerves are a bonus for a rookie, and his newfound relationship with third-round draft choice Davis Webb is a huge plus.
The Giants viewed him as a clean prospect, and he delivered exactly what was expected.
With his leadership mentality and explosive play-style, Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo will enjoy his presence during training camp.
We should expect tons of two tight end packages throughout the season, and maybe even a little slot action for the Mississippi Rebels product. His moves are undeniably impressive and his work ethic is top of the food chain.
Now, we hope he can develop even further and show his true potential come September.