Evan Engram is one of the top tight ends in the upcoming NFL Draft. He has flown under some radars, but had a solid performance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, and one that should put him on more team draft boards before the end of April. One team that should consider drafting him is the Green Bay Packers, who have a need at tight end.

Combine star

Engram put up some great numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine. His 40-yard dash time of 4.42 was one of the fastest run by a tight end all week. He did 19 reps on the bench press and had a 36 inch vertical jump. All of his numbers were in line with some of the top prospects at his position.

This came despite a weird incident over the weekend. As Engram was performing his bench press, at least one fan was screaming at him regarding his form. The Ole Miss star had a pretty muted reaction, but people working the event were quite upset with the incident, as well as other instances of fans sullying the atmosphere of an event they didn't used to be invited to attend. Nevertheless, the event was a success for Engram.

Linking up with the Packers

The strong combine performance will likely help Engram shoot up draft boards. Prior to the combine, he was projected to be selected between the second and third round. He should have solidified a spot in the second round with his impressive numbers at the combine.

The Packers have the No. 61 selection in the draft, which comes towards the end of the second round - but the tight end could be off the board by then.

If he is available, however, the Packers should jump on him. Since the end of the Bubba Franks era, the team has not had a consistent tight end hold down the fort in Green Bay.

Richard Rodgers had his moments, but he has been largely forgettable. Jared Cook was solid there last year and will likely be re-signed by the team. But it has been a position of struggles for the team and Engram could serve as a long-term answer to the problem if the team is able to select him in the NFL Draft this April.

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