Along similar lines, are we as a community massively overrating Evan Engram right now? I don't necessarily mean in terms of his spot in the rankings (the scarcity of elite options almost dictates we have to put him there), but rather in regards to the value gap between him and other guys that are ranked similarly like Henry, Njoku, etc.
The reason I ask is that when we look beyond Engram's volume stats last year, his efficiency was really pretty horrific for a TE. 55% catch rate and 6.25 YPT are both really bad and don't measure up to what other elite TE options were doing as young players. For instance Gronk as a rookie was 71% catch and 9.25 YPT and those numbers only went up from there. Kelce in his first year playing (2nd year on the roster) was 77% catch and 9.9 YPT. Ertz was a little closer, at 63% catch and 8.2 YPT as a rookie, but still well ahead of Engram.
Engram's efficiency numbers are more inline with other overhyped flops like Ebron (53% catch, 5.27 YPT). He just had a lot more volume.
Now getting that volume is not nothing, and the lack of other options that led to that volume likely didn't help the efficiency, but I think the thoughts that he had a 1st year similar to guys like Gronk or Kelce or Ertz has some pretty large gaps in it. Maybe those lack of options means we give it a pass but at that point, why wouldn't he have value the same as someone like Njoku (who also wasn't ver efficient) or Howard instead of way above it?