The New York Giants will have an interesting group at tight end this season. Not only did they add Kyle Rudolph during the offseason, but their number one player at the position remains the controversial Evan Engram.
Engram was drafted for one reason, to catch passes – but the tight end has picked up a polarizing reputation due to long injuries and key drops in big moments. Going into the 2021 season, though, it looks like we can expect an effort from Engram to improve his skills.
That includes attending a brand new camp held by current Chief Travis Kelce and retired TE Greg Olsen.
Evan Engram and Kaden Smith will be among the tight ends participating in the “TE university” camp put together by George Kittle, Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen. #Giants
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) May 25, 2021
While Engram was initially reported as attending the camp with teammate Kaden Smith, the camp’s official Twitter account later confirmed that Kyle Rudolph will also be present.
.@KyleRudolph, see you in June! ? #uniTE pic.twitter.com/iUUV9TB9SP
— TEU Presented by Charmin (@te_university) May 25, 2021
The camp so far has many other participants from around the league and aims to help the NFL’s tight ends improve their skills. It seems that the event is set to take place this summer, specifically in June. If it’s a success, we’ll likely see it become an annual happening.
Many fans will say that Engram needs to work on his catching – that aspect of his game has been a consistent problem for him since coming into the league, and even cost the Giants a game sealing first down against the Eagles last season in a matchup they would eventually lose.
But with some of the most prominent pass catching tight ends in the league there, there’s a good chance Engram and the other two Giants come out having learned something.