2. Jaguars TE Evan Engram is leading with example
Trevor Lawrence was one of the Jaguars’ biggest winners in free agency. Not only did the team’s brass sign a couple of wide receivers in Zay Jones and Christian Kirk but they also inked tight end Evan Engram, who is set to have a big role on offense this upcoming season.
A first-round pick by the New York Giants in 2017, Engram hauled in an average of 52 receptions per season during his five-year stint in the Big Apple. However, he also struggled with drops and mental errors, which is one of the reasons he was given the boot.
Despite the fact that Engram had a few drops early in training camp, he has been working non-stop to correct the issue. He’s often stayed after practice to catch the ball from a jug machine and Wednesday was no different. Here’s a video of him grinding once practice had already finished, via Demetrius Harvey of the Florida Times-Union.
Before Day 13 of training camp, Jaguars offensive coordinator Press Taylor met with the local media and discussed many topics, including the impact Engram has on the offense and his nine-yard touchdown reception against the Browns in Week 1 of the preseason.
"Evan obviously has a unique skill set as a tight end, just with the speed element. He played a lot of receiver even in college and has kind of been that guy in his career. But I think the most encouraging thing with Evan, Evan is a very willing blocker, he’s a very capable blocker. He does a good job of putting his face in there and being targeted on the right spot and things like that."
So far, Engram has been everything the Jaguars bargained for when they signed him earlier this year. If he can limit his number of drops and becomes a difference-maker in 2022, he will have no shortage of suitors for his services next offseason when he becomes a free agent.