3) Evan Engram, tight end, Ole Miss
Positing ridiculous numbers in 2016, Evan Engram has shown his full potential in college and that full potential is amazing. 65 receptions for 926 yards, and eight touchdowns kind of amazing. Engram’s 2016 season builds on 38 receptions, 464 yards, and two touchdowns in 2015, 38 receptions, 662 yards, and two touchdowns in 2014, and 21 touchdowns, 268 yards, and three touchdowns in 2013.
Pain and simple, Engram can produce.
Favorably compared to Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, if Engram can produce anywhere near Reed’s level (153 receptions, 1638 yards, 17 touchdowns in the last two seasons), picking him in the second or third round would be a no brainer. Engram’s collegiate production against competitive opponents suggests that he could do just that.
Engram is not a perfect tight end by any means and will have to be coached up at the NFL level, but he does have all of the potential (backed up by production) that would make him an easy selection for the Jacksonville Jaguars. While many of Engram’s peers have one or two years of high production, Engram has three or, arguably, four. That consistency has value when heading to the pros.