Originally Posted by MadduxFanII
He can be a third round pick, I suspect, based on talent, physical potential, a solid 2012 catching the ball and obvious improvement over the last couple years. But his blocking really needs some work (he lost the block on Georgia's Shawn Williams that allowed Williams to stuff us on fourth down and break Solomon Patton in half), and I feel like a senior year with improved blocking, and, say, 50 catches or so could have propelled him into the first round in 2014.
The Miami Dolphins took Egnew in the third round and then discovered (much to their dismay) that he could not block. He was inactive for all but two games this season.
Keep in mind that Egnew was the third TE taken in the draft, was a Mackey finalist as a junior and had a much more productive college career.
Now, we all know that Jeff Ireland is an ingrate, but if the odds are stacked against Egnew, then what does that foretell for Reed.
I'd like to see Jordan stay another year and learn how to block and be a more complete player. It would be for his own good.