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The Dolphins were looking for a pass-receiving tight end talented enough to get downfield and stretch the seams. Michael Egnew has that talent, with natural hands to make the tough catches look easy even in traffic. He has leaping ability, and his senior season was deceiving, as he had to deal with subpar quarterback play.
He will have to learn to block and, at 6-5 1/8 and 252 pounds, he needs to gain mass to compete professionally. He needs to work on his route running, and there’s concern he’s not elusive enough to be a playmaker.
With an ability to work the seams and the slot, the converted receiver could be a sleeper tight end. You don’t draft a tight end who can’t block in a West Coast offense without reason. He should see plenty of playing time, so keep an eye on him during camp and preseason, as he may surprise.