The New York Giants announced Thursday that they’ve signed first-round TE Evan Engram to a four-year rookie contract.
Engram, 22, was selected with the No. 23 overall pick by the Giants in this year’s draft. He wound up being the second tight end to come off the board just a few picks behind Alabama’s O.J. Howard.
While many thought the Giants may target offensive line help in round one, New York elected to go with an offensive weapon to bolster their passing attack in the coming years.
According to OverTheCap.com, Engram will receive a four-year contract worth $10,718,546, which includes a signing bonus of $5,935,304. The contract also has a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.
During his college career at Ole Miss, Engram caught 162 passes for 2,320 yards receiving and 15 touchdowns over the course of 41 games.