Two-time All-Big 12 tight end Michael Egnew will have a chance to make an impact for his new team as a rookie, and he's looking forward to making the transition into the pros with a new offense. The third round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins sat down with Dan Rubenstein at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
"Right now I'm learning two positions, the slot receiver position and the attached tight end position, which is interesting because I didn't do a lot of that in college. But it's definitely fun and we have great coaches teaching me everything," said Egnew about acclimating to Miami's offense. Egnew's college team, the Missouri Tigers, ran a spread offense, but with the Dolphins, he'll be playing in a West Coast offense under head coach Joe Philbin and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.
Egnew also talked about fellow rookie Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins' quarterback situation. "He's a great quarterback," said Egnew. "He'll do whatever he's required to do, he's a good guy. For me, I'm just trying to learn every day while I'm there. Whichever quarterback is taking the snaps, I'll be there for him."