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Grade
71.5 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 131.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.03 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.07 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 252LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Egnew is an athletic, tall prospect similar to recent NFL successes in that he is somewhat underweight but creates mismatches up and down the field. A converted receiver, Egnew has struggled with traditional tight end responsibilities such as blocking in-line and being an overall run-game presence. He is athletic for his size and presents a speed mismatch on linebackers and a size mismatch on safeties, which will ultimately define his value in this year's draft. If Egnew runs well at February's combine, look for him to ascend as a high-value mismatch-creator.

Analysis

Strengths

Michael is a converted receiver who understands how to run in-phase and use his athletic ability to separate. The switch to tight end was a blessing for him considering his ability to separate from linebackers and play more physical than most safeties. He is good to catch the ball and has a large catch radius. He is a threat after the catch and a big overall target for the quarterback to throw the ball anywhere near him.

Weaknesses

As a converted receiver, Egnew has struggled blocking defensive linemen. It is tough for him to get a free release off the line when attached to a tackle, and he is much better working off the ball. He can be physically outplayed by some bigger linebackers and could have trouble playing on the line of scrimmage at the next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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