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Mike Evans | Wide Receiver

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Age / DOB:  (20) / 8/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225

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Texas A&M WR Mike Evans compared his playing style to Brandon Marshall's.
"I get a lot of Vincent Jackson comparisons, and that's a great comparison," Evans said. "But I think Brandon Marshall. He's vicious after the catch. A big, physical guy, can go up and get it, blocks real well. So I've modeled my game after him since high school." Evans (6-foot-5, 231 pounds) is bigger than the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Marshall. NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks both project Evans to the Buccaneers with the No. 7 overall pick in their mock drafts. Apr 21 - 12:55 AM

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NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes the Buffalo Bills should move up ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to draft Texas A&M WR Mike Evans.

"I have Evans going to the Bills at No. 9 in my most recent mock draft, but given the buzz around the Texas A&M wide receiver right now, waiting for him at No. 9 might be a recipe to miss out on landing him," Davis wrote. While Clemson WR Sammy Watkins should be gone by the No.4 selection, the next potential landing spot for a WR could be the Bucs No.7 spot. The Bills would possibly have to move in front of the Bucs, to ensure landing Evans. With Lovie Smith signing journeyman Josh McCown to start under center, for Bill's sake, he could also be looking for a future signal caller. Our own Josh Norris has the Cleveland Browns selecting Mike Evans at No. 4 with Sammy Watkins going at No.3 to the Jaguars. The question is, are the Bills going to sit tight and be willing to gamble?
Apr 16 - 4:54 AM

The Eagles will target a large, speedy wide receiver early in the NFL Draft, speculates the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane.

"What's your ability to get open in one-on-one coverage, because we see a ton of it," Eagles coach Chip Kelly recently said when asked what his top priority is in searching for a wide receiver. Philly's boss also explicitly stated he's looking for size and speed. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans possesses both, but he'll be long gone by No. 22. Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin could be a good fit at that point. If they wait until the second round, Penn State's Allen Robinson, Clemson's Martavis Bryant or Ole Miss' Donte Moncrief will all hold intrigue. The Eagles own the 54th overall pick.
Apr 12 - 8:43 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that "three teams are the frontrunners to make some sort of move" for Texas A&M WR Mike Evans.

"If the St Louis Rams trade out of the second spot, and they will make every effort to do as much, Evans would be a target assuming they stay in the top ten," Pauline wrote. "Two teams selecting in the middle of the first frame who are very high on Evans and would consider trading up to grab him are the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens." All three teams are desperate for a play making receiver like Evans to add to the mix. However, the Rams have the best opportunity to move back in the draft and make something happen with the No.2 and No.13 selections. Both the Eagles and Ravens would have to give up quality draft picks in order to move up and grab Evans.
Apr 11 - 2:49 PM

Texas A&M WR Mike Evans is visiting the Jaguars on Wednesday, according to Fox Sports' Peter Schrager.

Evans joins a number of names, including Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater, for the visit on Wednesday. Some teams choose to bring in a bunch of prospects at once, with one goal to be how they handle themselves in a group or social setting. It is worth noting that reports have stated that some teams prefer Evans over Sammy Watkins, but we doubt the Browns are one.
Apr 9 - 10:18 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Texas A&M WR Mike Evans to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 7 is more likely to happen after Mike Williams was traded to the Bills.

"WR Mike Evans to the Buccaneers at 7 just became much more likely," Brugler tweeted. Now that WR Mike Williams has been traded to the Buffalo Bills, it leaves a hole across the way from from Vincent Jackson. Mike Evans would definitely be an upgrade to the WR unit and would provide McCown with two big body receivers, similar to what he had in Chicago with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The Bucs now look like a ideal landing spot for Mike Evans services at No. 7.
Apr 4 - 12:18 PM

NFL insider Adam Caplan says a trade up for Texas A&M WR Mike Evans is on the Eagles' radar.

Caplan also notes Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks is a possibility. The "target area for Brandin Cooks: 20-32 in first," Caplan tweeted. "Everything checks out well with him -- character, tape, speed." We think Odell Beckham Jr. would be an even better fit thanks to his contested catch ability, but he is less likely to be there.
Apr 3 - 10:13 AM

CBS Sport's Pete Prisco spoke to one GM at the owner's meetings who was "not that impressed" with Texas A&M WR Mike Evans.

This is a noteworthy statement, since it breaks the theme of evaluators believing Evans could be worth a top 10 pick. In fact, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has spoken with two teams who rank Evans over Sammy Watkins. The Bills at No. 9 seem like a good match, but it is obviously too early to even come up with an educated guess.
Mar 27 - 5:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes Texas A&M WR Mike Evans has the best hands of any prospect since Calvin Johnson.

Both receivers turn 50-50 balls into favorable situations. Evans is a veteran in terms of working back towards his quarterback rather than drifting further downfield or waiting in open areas. After charting every target, Rotoworld contributor Greg Peshek slotted Mike Evans with a 4.29 drop percentage, which is very good, but LSU's Jarvis Landry posted a better percentage at 2.50. It is splitting hairs, but noteworthy.
Mar 27 - 4:24 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay said he would "really be surprised" if Texas A&M WR Mike Evans is still on the board at No. 11.

In other words, the Aggies' star isn't falling any further than the Lions at No. 10. Detroit is rumored to be heavily interested in the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder as a nightmarish complement to Calvin Johnson. Whether he'll still be on the board when they pick is another question entirely.
Mar 26 - 7:41 PM

At least two teams have Texas A&M's Mike Evans as their top WR, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Some have questioned if this was possible, citing the league's size bias for top receiver prospects, but it still is a bit of a surprise. Sammy Watkins, despite his 6-foot-1 frame, fights for the ball at the catch point better than most and offers explosiveness after the catch. Evans has a few veteran traits, specifically his willingness to work back towards his quarterback and win in contested situations. Both prospects could be top-10 selections.
Mar 24 - 9:20 AM

Draft Insider Tony Pauline confirms that Texas A&M WR Mike Evans has an official visit scheduled with the New York Jets.

The Jets are desperate for a play making receiver with Mike Evans skill set. Evans dominates at the catch point and uses his size to box out smaller defenders. The Jets need to stay committed to surrounding Geno Smith with weapons if they want him to succeed in New York. The 6-foot-5, 225 pounder could be the true No.1 wide out that the Jets offense has been missing. New York is sitting at the No.18 spot, and would most likely have to move up in the top-15 to get a chance to draft Evans.
Mar 20 - 12:22 AM

Texas A&M WR Mike Evans told that he has visits scheduled with the Lions and the Eagles.

The Lions could be a legitimate option for Evans' talent despite showing heavy interest in receivers during free agency. The Eagles are an interesting option, since they just signed Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin (albeit a one year deal), but he offers different traits than any other pass catcher on that team. He should be locked in to a top 15 selection.
Mar 12 - 9:31 AM

An NFC scout thinks Texas A&M WR Mike Evans could bulk up to 250 and become a hybrid tight end.

Evans will be a matchup nightmare wherever he lines up, and this comment speaks more to that than reality. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Evans wouldn't have to gain much weight to possess TE dimensions, but he's better off on the outside where he can torment shorter CBs, navigate through less traffic on long balls, and not waste excess energy taking on larger humans as a blocker. Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay says Evans is "one of the best receivers at coming down with 50-50 balls that I've ever evaluated, and he's the most accomplished downfield receiving threat in this class."
Mar 10 - 12:03 AM

Scout.Inc's Todd McShay stopped the hearts of NFC North defensive coordinators by picking Texas A&M WR Mike Evans for the Lions at No. 10 in a mock draft.

The Lions, who have also been connected to Clemson's Sammy Watkins, appear to be serious about finding Calvin Johnson a legitimate complement. "[Evans] is one of the best receivers at coming down with 50-50 balls that I've ever evaluated, and he's the most accomplished downfield receiving threat in this class," wrote McShay. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Evans ran a 4.53 forty at the combine. Teams serious about trading up for Evans will likely have to leapfrog Detroit to do so.
Mar 9 - 8:59 PM