PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eli Manning has a new Ole Miss connection, as the New York Giants took Mississippi tight end Evan Engram with the 23rd pick in the NFL Draft.
It marked the first time since 2002 that the Giants have taken a tight end in the first round. That player was Jeremy Shockey, and Engram catches the ball as well as he did.
The All-American had 65 passes for 926 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He is a downfield threat, something Manning has not had at that position since Kevin Boss in 2007.
The Cleveland Browns started Thursday night's first round selecting Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. Despite a defensive-heavy draft class, three teams traded up to grab quarterbacks, the Bears, Chiefs and Texans.
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