New York Giants sign first-round pick Evan Engram to cap off minicamp
The New York Giants concluded their mandatory mini-camp by signing tight end Evan Engram, their first-round draft pick out of Ole Miss, to his rookie contract after Thursday's practice.
Engram, 22, receives a four-year, $10.7 million deal with a $5.9 million signing bonus., and the Giants will now go into their extended summer break before training camp with all of their draftees under contract; the tight end was the last of the Giants' draft class to sign off on his contract, with second-rounder Dalvin Tomlinson, third-rounder Davis Webb, fourth-rounder Wayne Gallman, fifth-rounder Avery Moss, and sixth-rounder Adam Bisnowaty all completing their contract signings prior to the minicamp.
Although minicamp is over, Engram will remain with the rest of the draft class to attend forums and other programs that are aimed at helping rookies make the transition to the professional level. He has already impressed on the field, though, working at the tight end position with the first-team offense this spring and drawing praise as he continues to back up his blazing 4.42 40-yard dash time.
"I think from the practices that you guys have seen, we will all agree, he is very explosive and he is very fast," offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said. "There is an added dimensions to the pass game standpoint that we look forward to using in the season."