Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers tight end Michael Egnew participates in a catch and run drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Dolphins made two picks in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Earlier today, we looked at defensive end Olivier Vernon, who was picked early in the third. A little later, the Dolphins grabbed tight end Michael Egnew, who will be asked to fill the dynamic, pass-catching tight end role that's been vacant since Randy McMichael's departure.
What he brings: Egnew makes up for his sub-par in-line blocking skills with his ability to contribute in the passing game. His size makes him a matchup problem for defensive backs when he splits out wide, and his athletic ability makes him a tough matchup for linebackers.
How he fits: Starter Anthony Fasano is adequate but aging, but this offense is going to resemble what we see in Green Bay with a lot of motion and flexes. That's what Egnew can do. He can move out wide and he can give them another target in the passing game and maybe make up for their lack of weapons at wide receiver with his pass catching skills.
Mayock's take: "When you think Missouri tight end, you think freakish athlete who doesn't block. Well, this is true again. He can really run, and he's a natural hands catcher."
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