Mike Evans: Tampa Bay Bucaneers' NFL Draft Profile

Mike Evans: Tampa Bay Bucaneers' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Mike Evans (WR), Texas A&M

6’5” | 231 lbs.

2013 stats:

69 REC, 1,394 YDS, 12 TDS

Selected:

1st round, No. 7 overall (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

What scouts are saying:

"Absolutely dominant at the catch point. Wins on the edge with long speed, excellent body control, strong hands, and high pointing ability. When he is covered he is still open." (Josh Norris, Rotoworld)

"Nearly unstoppable executing back-shoulder catches. Strong, reliable hands. Very strong after the catch -- slams into tacklers, is a load to bring down and leans for extra yardage." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Evans challenges cornerbacks to tackle him, initiating the contact and, at times, dragging would-be tacklers for extra yardage. Does not possess elite burst but is a smooth accelerator with deceptive straight-line speed, making him a very effective deep threat." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"For the NFL, Evans looks like Vincent Jackson - except maybe a little slower. Evans could be a downfield threat with his size and should also be a good possession receiver in the short to intermediate part of the field. With his size and leaping ability, he is always open." (WalterFootball.com)

"Evans is a prototypical No. 1 receiver and will be an ideal fit for a team that likes to challenge defenses down the field. Few receivers, even at the NFL level, are as dominant when battling for contested balls, and Evans should make an immediate impact in this area." (Ryan McCrystal, Bleacher Report)

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