Buffalo Bills: Does targeting this free agent tight end make sense?

Evan Engram, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
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With the Buffalo Bills linked to talks of targeting Evan Engram, as Engram’s expected to hit free agency, is it a good idea for the Bills to be targeting the former first-round pick?

Well, that’s a tricky question.

Evan Engram, a tight end that’s been constantly scrutinized for his pass-catching abilities, or lack thereof, and due to that, there’s been murky water surrounding Engram’s name.

And if I’m the Buffalo Bills, I’m treading the water carefully.

Sure, Evan Engram has had flashes of being a very solid tight end; there’s no doubt about that. But, for a team with a rising star in Dawson Knox, is it really necessary to go after a tight end like Evan Engram that could require a big paycheck to potentially be a subpar tight end?

If you act blind to his problem with dropping the ball, Evan Engram looks like a good tight end, he really does. He has good speed (4.42 40-yard dash), decent size (6’3″, 240 lbs), and is pretty strong for his size (19 bench press reps at combine).

Now, knowing what there is to know, at least at a base level, should the Buffalo Bills target the tight end, Evan Engram, in this free agency? Well, there’s one last wrinkle to this equation.

Singing Evan Engram, according to Ian Rapoport’s report, doesn’t automatically mean he’s signing at tight end. Word is, teams are thinking of moving him to the slot rather than having him continue as a tight end. And to be honest, it seems like slot would be a better spot for Engram.

So, whether for a tight end or for slot receiver, does it make sense for the Buffalo Bills to pursue Evan Engram this free agency?