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Michael Egnew scouting report

Michael Egnew TE Missouri #82
Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 252

Prototypical size. Reliable hands; consistently catches the ball away from his body. Secures the ball quickly and turns to get up field. Tough runner with the ball in his hands; willing to lower his shoulder into a defender to pick up the extra yardage. Strong route runner; does a great job finding the soft spot and giving his quarterback a target. Shows good body control when going up in traffic. Experience lining up in the slot. Some experience carrying the ball on reverses.
Lacks the explosive athleticism to be a deep threat; reasonably fast once he’s up to full speed, but doesn’t explode off the line, or have the quickness to shake man coverage. Limited experience as a blocker; essentially used as an extra receiver and rarely used as an inline blocker. Suffered a sprained ankle which required surgery in 2009.
Egnew was essentially a wide receiver at Missouri and, as a result, he’s not ready to be a three-down tight end at the next level. However, he does have the size and athleticism to be an asset in the passing game. His impact at the next level will depend on the system he lands in, but he could make an immediate impact somewhere in a Jimmy Graham-type role where he’s used almost exclusively as a route runner.
2011 vs Kansas State 
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