Michael Egnew 2012 NFL Draft prospect notes

Michael Egnew
6'6, 240 pounds | Tight end | Missouri

First word:
Egnew is an interesting prospect that I consider more of a receiver than a tight end.  He has good height but lacks the ideal bulk to be an all round tight end.  At Missouri, Egnew is routinely lined up in the slot and rarely asked to contribute in the running game.  I compare him to Aaron Hernandez with even less blocking skills.

He has the ability to hurt a defense in the passing game.  He is use to being covered by defensive backs and does a nice job creating separation.  His good height gives the quarterback a nice target and he always attacks the football at its highest point.  Egnew has a good feel of the defense and is able to sit in the open zones.

While Egnew has potential, he might not be overly effective in the NFL.  Many teams will see him as an extra wide receiver and he lacks the elite speed to stretch the defense.  He is not a 2 stepper and more of a long strider lacking elite speed.  Ultimately, his career will depend on his ability to develop into an adequate blocker otherwise his mismatch potential will be limited.

Bold statement: Egnew will be selected in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft

Games viewed: Illinois ('10), Nebraska ('10), Kansas State ('10), Iowa ('10)



Michael Egnew
6'6, 240 pounds | Tight end | Missouri

Notes:

  • Egnew has good height and quickness
  • He is given opportunities to create in space
  • Egnew has the ability find the open zone in the defense
  • His hands are reliable as he routinely plucks the ball at its highest point 
  • He does a good job breaking off his routes and remaining balanced
  • Egnew is not going to contribute in the running game
  • He is a not a 2 stepper and more of a long strider
  • The majority of his routes are underneath and screens
  • He really has a thin build for the position and looks more like a wide receiver 
  • Rarely is faced with bump-n-run coverage and will likely struggle to get off the line
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