Evan Engram thrilled to get chance with Eli Manning, New York Giants

Ole Miss TE Evan Engram
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Former Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram went 23rd overall in the 2017 NFL draft to the New York Giants and he couldn’t be happier.

Engram, who is from Powder Springs, Ga., in the Atlanta suburbs, told Mike Francesa of WFAN in New York it was his dream to play for the Giants. A few years ago, Engram tripped to the Big Apple, and he said he couldn’t believe it when his name was called.

It’s weird, it’s crazy and unbelievable that it’s actually happening,” Engram said. “I’ve always said I’d love to play ball at the next level for the Giants.”

Engram will wear No. 88 with the Giants. Former G-Men who have donned that number include Pro Football Hall of Famer Pat Summerall and Hakeem Nicks.

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Engram said he is excited about playing with former Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who, of course, also is an Ole Miss alum.

“There’s been a couple of instances of me and Eli putting some work in,” said Engram, who called Manning “definitely an Ole Miss legend — and a New York legend as well.”

Engram said he is ready to get to work.

“I’m definitely going to come in and do the work and put the work in and gain the respect of them (the current players) and the coaching staff and learn as much as possible,” he said.

“I’m just really blessed.”

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