Former Missouri Tigers tight end Michael Egnew knew he had something to prove at the NFL combine this past weekend in Indianapolis. After having a strong 2010 campaign that included 90 passes for 762 yards and five touchdowns, his 2011 season was a bit of a let down with just 50 passes for 523 yards and three touchdowns. Egnew was was projected to be a top five tight end coming into the draft, but with his workouts his stock might've risen slightly. Per Wes Bunting of the National Football Post:
Missouri TE Michael Egnew.
Say what you want about Egnew not playing nearly as fast/quick on tape as his 40-time indicated (4.6). But, the guy still had one heck of a workout. He was one of the top performers at his position in the short shuttle, three-cone, broad and vertical jump and overall displayed the athletic ability needed to be an intriguing "off the line Y" prospect at the next level.
Draft Status: Potential mid round pick
With more offenses flexing the tight end out wide and getting matched up versus linebackers in space, Egnew looks to be a crucial asset for any team that needs a playmaking tight end. Can Egnew live up to the promise? We'll find out soon enough.