Prior to the season, everyone was intrigued by the Rams signing Sean McVay as their Head Coach. Many jumped to the conclusion that Tyler Higbee would be heavily involved in the offense. It was a slight surprise when they selected athletic TE, Gerald Everett in the 2nd
The comparison seemed to make sense. Both TEs measure around 6’3” 230 pounds and can run a sub 4.70 40-yard dash. They’re explosive mismatches who can split out wide and play as a WR when needed. In a loaded TE class, everyone was praising Everett. One AFC scout noted “He’s got all the tools. He could end up being one of the top pass catching tight ends in the league. There is question about whether he can handle a full playbook, but I think that is overblown. Cut him loose and let him make a bunch of plays.”
We’ve now seen just how explosive the new Rams offense can be. The leading offense in the NFL has taken everyone by surprise, yet Everett’s value seems to be in a slight decline. This happens year after year. Top rookie TEs don’t put up Gronk-esque numbers immediately and everyone acts disappointed. We forget that it can take up to 3 years for them to pan out. Through 10 games, Everett only has 9 receptions for 206 yards. On the bright side, we’ve seen his big play ability, after averaging 23 yards per receptions.
I urge you to try and acquire Everett while you can. Take advantage of the fact that he hasn’t performed quite like Evan Engram has. The tools are still all there for Everett. His ADP tends to sit around 157 over most sites. It’s quite similar to Marshawn Lynch or 2018 2nd round picks, which seems a little low.
As far as TEs go, Everett’s college production was incredibly impressive. In particular, his 717 yard, 4 TD junior season. A full breakdown of his college stats can be seen below:
Add his impressive receiving ability to his elite physical template and it’s easy to see why the sky is the limit for McVay’s Reed. Everett has an 88th percentile SPARQ score, a 70th percentile speed score, a 92nd percentile burst score, an 80th percentile agility score, and a catch radius in the 83rd percentile.
This guy ticks all the boxes. Explosive offense, big playmaker, elite athlete. Take advantage of those who still don’t have patience for TEs. You will reap the rewards while they struggle to find consistency at the position. Everett is in a category along with Adam Shaheen and Jonnu Smith who have the potential to be game changers at the thin position, thus I’m buying while I still can.