5 free agent tight ends Colts can target to replace Jack Doyle
Colts can target Evan Engram
Evan Engram was a first-round pick for the New York Giants in 2017 and after five years with the team, it seems as if his time is coming to an end.
Engram burst on to the scene his rookie year catching 64 passes for 722 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers are still Engram’s single-season highs.
Although he didn’t eclipse his rookie production, Engram did come close in 2020 when he made his first Pro Bowl after catching 63 passes for 654 yards and one touchdown.
In five seasons with the Giants, Engram was pretty productive, playing in 65 games and catching 262 passes for 2,828 yards, and 16 touchdowns.
After having the worst statistical season of his career in 2021, Engram is likely to move on from the Giants in free agency.
He could find a new home in Indianapolis and help the Colts improve their passing game. At 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds, Engram isn’t a traditional tight end. He has the versatility and athleticism to move around on the offense and even split out to run routes.
That could benefit Indianapolis but it also comes with a tradeoff. The drawback is that Engram isn’t the most physical or dominant run-blocking tight end. In an offense centered around Jonathan Taylor, that’s important.
Is that something Indy is willing to sacrifice for more production in the pass game?