|Michael Egnew Scouting Report
|Michael Egnew - Missouri (HT: 6-5⅛ - WT: 252)
Positives -- The former wide receiver has fantastic hands and uses his height to get to the high throws but has the athleticism to get to the low ones too... Has a great sense for when the ball is coming towards him; head is always facing the quarterback at the perfect moment... A good vertical threat for a
tight end, can really go up and get the ball... Uses his height and jumping ability very well in the red zone... Has the agility to get away from first defenders... Shows excellent field awareness, knows where the sideline is and where to put his feet on sideline routes... Recognizes the first down marker and won't sit down a yard short... Not afraid to stick his nose in on blocking despite not being asked to do too much of it in college... Always gives his full effort when on the field and plays much stronger than his frame would tell you... Coaches and teammates rave about his leadership and work ethic... Burst on to the scene in 2010 with 90 receptions for 782 yards and five touchdowns.
Negatives -- Not strong enough to work the underneath routes, can get pushed around by linebackers... Has quickness to get by the first guy but won't be mistaken for a big play waiting to happen... His frame makes it tough to get defenders off his back in man coverage... Can be separated from the ball on big hits... Was not tested coming off the line and must learn how to use his hands to separate from press coverage... Does not have the speed to run away from better coverage linebackers... Not a finished product by any means, may have to spend a better portion of his rookie year learning the game and getting stronger... Played in a spread offense that didn't require him to make coverage reads... Missed most of spring practice in 2009 after suffering a high ankle sprain that required surgery.
At Missouri -- (Official School Bio) 2010: Won consensus 1st-Team All-American honors as he burst onto the scene by leading all the nation's tight ends with 90 receptions for 762 yards and 5 touchdowns - all coming after he caught a combined seven passes for 47 yards in his first two seasons as a Tiger... Ranked third in the Big 12 and 10th in the nation with 6.92 receptions per game... His 90 catches on the year ranked third on MU's single-season receptions list and tied him with Chase Coffman for the MU season record for tight ends... Made 10 receptions for 60 yards against Illinois in his first career start... Scored the first touchdown of his career on a six-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter in MU's comeback win over the Illini... Had six catches in the home opener against McNeese State for 52 yards... That included a career-long 29-yard reception... Set a new career high with 13 receptions against San Diego State... Had 145 yards against SDSU, also a career best... The 13 receptions and 145 yards set new school single-game record for tight ends at Mizzou... Had four receptions for 41 yards in the victory over Miami (Ohio)... Caught two touchdowns against Colorado on receptions of 10 and seven yards... Caught six passes for 52 yards vs. CU... Had 10 receptions for 87 yards against Texas A&M...; Caught a pass of Mizzou's first three plays of the game against Texas A&M...; Had seven receptions against Oklahoma... Led the team with seven receptions against Nebraska for 70 yards... Caught three pass for 16 yards against Texas Tech... Made eight catches for 55 yards against Kansas State, including a long of 25 yards... Led the team with seven receptions against Iowa State for 77 yards... Put the Tigers on the board with an 11-yard TD catch in first quarter vs. ISU... Made five receptions for 35 yards against Kansas, and closed the year with a 7-catch outing in the Insight Bowl against Iowa, for 64 yards and a key touchdown.