Assessing Mike Evans' decision
January, 2, 2014
By Steve Muench | ESPN.com
Thomas Campbell/USA TODAY SportsTexas A&M WR Mike Evans doesn't have breakaway speed, but at 6-4 he makes an inviting target.Receiver Mike Evans is leaving Texas A&M, and the redshirt sophomore projects as a first-round pick (Scouts Inc. grade: 90) after catching 151 passes for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, Evans is an aggressive competitor who excels in 50-50 situations. The former standout high school basketball player boxes out defenders underneath and makes plays with defenders draped over his back. His frame, strength, body control and wide catching radius make him a nightmare matchup in jump ball situations.
That competitiveness shows up in other areas as well. He's fearless working the middle, he's a powerful open-field runner who can break tackles after the catch, and he's an effective blocker who can engulf defensive backs.