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Evan Engram
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Engram with the New York Giants in 2018
No. 88     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-09-02) September 2, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Powder Springs, Georgia
Career information
College: Ole Miss
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2017–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     109
Receiving yards     1,299
Receiving touchdowns     9

Evan Michael Engram (born September 2, 1994) is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss and was drafted by the Giants with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Engram attended and played high school football at Hillgrove High School.[1]

College careerEdit

Engram was a consensus first-team All-SEC selection.[2] In his four-year career at Ole Miss, he made 162 receptions for 2,320 yards, a 14.3 yard average. He had 15 career touchdowns. He netted five catches for 176 yards, including an 83-yard reception, in the 2014 Egg Bowl.[3][4]

StatisticsEdit

Evan Engram Receiving
Year Team Games Rec Yds Avg TDs
2013 Ole Miss 8 21 268 12.8 3
2014 Ole Miss 10 38 662 17.4 2
2015 Ole Miss 12 38 464 12.2 2
2016 Ole Miss 11 65 926 14.2 8
Total 41 162 2,320 14.3 15

Professional careerEdit

2017 NFL DraftEdit

Engram received an invitation to the Senior Bowl and practiced well during the week. He helped the South defeat the North 16–15 and made one catch for ten-yards. He attended the NFL Scouting Combine and completed all the required combine drills. On April 3, 2017, he participated in Ole Miss's pro day and chose to only perform positional drills and stand on his combine performance. NFL draft experts and analysts projected him to be a first or second round pick in the draft.[5] He was ranked the second best tight end in the draft by Sports Illustrated and was ranked the third best tight end prospect by ESPN, NFLDraftScout.com, Mike Mayock, and Bucky Brooks.[6][7][8][9]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3⅜ in 234 lb 4.42 s 1.56 s 2.57 s 4.23 s 6.92 s 36 in 10 ft 5 in 19 rep

The New York Giants selected Engram in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[11] He was the second tight end to be selected in the draft, after O. J. Howard was selected 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Engram was selected to upgrade a Giant's tight end core that only had three touchdown receptions last year.[12] On June 15, 2017, the Giants signed Engram to a four-year, $10.71 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $5.93 million and is fully guaranteed.[13]

New York GiantsEdit

2017 season: Rookie YearEdit

Throughout training camp, he was slated to take the vacant starting tight end role that used to belong to Larry Donnell. Head coach Ben McAdoo officially named him the starting tight end to start the 2017 regular season.[14]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the New York Giants' season-opener against the Dallas Cowboys and made four receptions for 44-yards in their 19–3 loss. His first career reception came on a three-yard pass by Eli Manning on the first pass of the game in the first quarter before being tackled by Cowboys' linebacker Sean Lee.[15][16] On September 18, 2017, Engram caught four passes for 49-yards and a touchdown in a 24–10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football.[17] His first career touchdown reception came in the second quarter on an 18-yard pass from Eli Manning.[18] On December 3, 2017, Engram caught seven passes for a season-high 99 receiving yards and a touchdown during a 24–17 loss at the Oakland Raiders. This marked his sixth and last touchdown of the season. Head coach Ben McAdoo was fired after the game due to the Giants posting a 2-10 record. In Week 15, he made a season-high eight receptions for 87-yards and had his the first carry of his career for a 14-yard gain as the Giants lost 34–29 to the Philadelphia Eagles. He was inactive for the Giants' 18-10 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 17 after he suffered a rib injury the previous week.[19] He finished the season with 64 receptions for 722 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 11 starts and 15 games.[20]

2018 seasonEdit

In his second professional season, Engram finished with 45 receptions for 577 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Year Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2017 NYG 15 11 64 722 11.3 35 6 1 14 14.0 14 0 -- --
2018 NYG 10 7 45 577 12.4 54 3 3 36 12.0 14 0 -- --

New York Giants franchise records

  • Most TDs in a season by a rookie TE (6) [22]
  • Most games with 30+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a rookie TE (6) [23]
  • Most consecutive games with 1+ TD by a rookie TE (4) [24]
  • Most consecutive games with 4+ receptions, 50+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE (3)
  • Most consecutive games with 55+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE (3) [25]
  • Most receptions by a rookie in first eight games of the season, any position (34), tied with Sterling Shepard [26]
  • Most receptions by a rookie TE in first eight games of the season (34) [27]
  • Most receiving yards by a rookie TE in first eight games of the season (412) [28]
  • Most touchdown receptions by a TE through the first two seasons (9), tied with Bob Tucker [29]
  • Most games with 30+ receiving yards by a TE through the first two seasons (18), tied with Jeremy Shockey [30]
  • Most games with 40+ receiving yards by a TE through the first two seasons (17), tied with Jeremy Shockey [31]
  • Most games with 45+ receiving yards by a TE through the first two seasons (16), tied with Jeremy Shockey [32]
  • Most games with 60+ receiving yards by a TE through the first two seasons (12), tied with Jeremy Shockey [33]
  • Most games with 4+ receptions by a TE through the first two seasons (17) [34]
  • Most games with 6+ receptions by a TE through the first two seasons (8), tied with Jeremy Shockey [35]
  • Most games with 30+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE through the first two seasons (8), tied with Kevin Boss and Bob Tucker [36]
  • Most games with 45+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE through the first two seasons (7), tied with Bob Tucker [37]
  • Most games with 80+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE through the first two seasons (3), tied with Bob Tucker [38]
  • Second Giants TE with 45+ receptions each in the first two seasons, joining Jeremy Shockey [39]
  • First Giants TE with 575+ receiving yards each in the first two seasons [40]


NFL records

  • Most consecutive games with 4+ receptions, 50+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a rookie TE (3)
  • Most games with 4+ receptions in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE (7), tied with Keith Jackson [41]
  • Most games with 4+ receptions, 45+ receiving yards, 1+ touchdown in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE (4), tied with Mike Ditka [42]
  • Most games with 45+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE (6), tied with four others [43]
  • Most games with 40+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE (7), tied with Charle Young [44]
  • First NFC rookie TE since 1970 with 400+ receiving yards, 4+ touchdowns through the first eight games of the season [45]
  • Most games with 4+ receptions, 40+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE (7) [46]

Personal lifeEdit

Engram's sister, Mackenzie Engram, is a basketball player who plays for the University of Georgia women's team, the Bulldogs, who compete at the NCAA Division 1 level.[47]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "The 2014 AP All-SEC football team". http://www.secsports.com/article/12000565/the-2014-ap-all-sec-football-team.
  3. "Was the Egg Bowl Evan Engram's breakout moment". December 3, 2014. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/olemisssports/2014/12/03/ole-miss-evan-engram-egg-bowl-breakout/19837449/.
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  5. "Evan Engram, DS #3 TE, Ole Miss". http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=127044&draftyear=2017&genpos=te. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  6. Burke, Chris (April 24, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position". https://www.si.com/2017-nfl-draft-position-rankings.
  7. Legwold, Jeff (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the 2017 Draft's Top 100 Prospects". http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/story/_/id/19180310/ranking-top-100-prospects-available-2017-nfl-draft-espn-nfl-nation-reporter-jeff-legwold.
  8. Mike Mayock (April 12, 2017). "Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings 3.0". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000799336/article/mike-mayocks-2017-nfl-draft-position-rankings-30. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
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  11. Eisen, Michael (April 27, 2017). "New York Giants Draft Ole Miss TE Evan Engram". http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/New-York-Giants-Draft-Ole-Miss-TE-Evan-Engram/ede2d7d9-384f-4a69-ba68-9516aee83b75.
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  17. "Detroit Lions at New York Giants - September 18th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201709180nyg.htm. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  18. "NFL Game Center: Week 2-2017: Detroit Lions @ New York Giants". http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017091800/2017/REG2/lions@giants. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
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  21. "Evan Engram 2018 Game Log" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/E/EngrEv00/gamelog/2018/.
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  25. "Most consecutive games with 55+ receiving yards, 1+ TD by a TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/h5rzf.
  26. "Most receptions by a rookie in first eight games of the season, any position". http://pfref.com/tiny/0Wlct.
  27. "Most receptions by a rookie TE in first eight games of the season". http://pfref.com/tiny/4EcXz.
  28. "Most receiving yards by a rookie TE in first eight games of the season". http://pfref.com/tiny/VnCq6.
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  40. http://pfref.com/tiny/oPa5I
  41. "Most games with 4+ receptions in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/mYYpE.
  42. "Most games with 4+ receptions, 45+ receiving yards, 1+ touchdown in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/ruO60.
  43. "Most games with 45+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/0IJEz.
  44. "Most games with 40+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/nCkuZ.
  45. "400+ receiving yards, 4+ touchdowns through the first eight games of the season, NYG rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/bqWwl.
  46. "Most games with 4+ receptions, 40+ receiving yards in first eight games of the season by a rookie TE". http://pfref.com/tiny/CY7rl.
  47. "Mackenzie Engram - 2017-18 - Women's Basketball" (in en). http://georgiadogs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=846.

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