After projecting the ceiling and floor for Anthony Fasano and Charles Clay, it's time to move on to the last TE analysis and look to Michael Egnew, Miami's shiny new TE they drafted in April. Egnew followed the steps of Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman at Mizzou by turning in a solid college career performance. The hope is Egnew can do more in his professional career than Rucker and Chase.
Floor: The floor for Egnew is pretty obvious. While he's certain to make the team, there is a chance he starts his career as Miami's #3 TE and provides little contribution to the team in 2012. It's nothing against Egnew or his talents, but that is the fact of life for most mid-to-late round draft picks. Stats: 10 receptions, 89 yards, 0 TDs.
Ceiling: Similar to my belief about Clay that I shared in my analysis of him, I don't think Egnew has a great chance to overtake Fasano as Miami's starting TE in 2012. He does have a chance though to provide solid contribution as Miami's #2 TE. A solid campaign for Egnew in 2012 could lead for him to take over for Fasano in 2013. Stats: 30 receptions, 400 yards, 5 TDs.