Boasts overpowering size for an NFL wideout and knows how to use it. Physical, and uses his length and leverage to get separation from d-backs (and flashes excellent hands and potential as a blocker). A former basketball player with very good leaping ability; out-jumps most defenders along the sidelines and in the end zone.
While fast enough to break off big plays, he's not a speedster in the open field. Not exactly fluid in open space, and sometimes leans too much on his size to get the job done. Still somewhat raw overall and needs to add definition to his big frame. May be better as a tight end.
Big, physical, gifted wideout with big-play ability.
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Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1st round (7th Overall) in 2014.
Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled down all four targets, but posted just 49 yards in Week 2 against the Rams. | 09/16/2014 3:01 PM
Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans pulled down all four targets, but posted just 49 yards in Week 2 against the Rams.
The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is the second target for Josh McCown behind Vincent Jackson, but needs to be more productive with his receptions. He's got 86 yards and zero touchdowns from nine receptions.
Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans caught two balls for 52 yards, though he lost a touchdown when the ball was stripped out of his hands by Brent Grimes. | 08/17/2014 12:50 PM
Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans caught two balls for 52 yards, though he lost a touchdown when the ball was stripped out of his hands by Brent Grimes.
We hope the No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft learns how to hold the ball when the games begin to count. Evans doesn't have any real competition for the spot opposite Vincent Jackson and should be a solid WR3 and one of the top-two rookie receivers this season.
Evans focused on dropping '7 to 10 pounds' | 07/03/2014 1:28 PM
Mike Evans is focused on losing "7 to 10 pounds" before the season begins.
Tampa Bay Times
"I've got to lose more weight. I'm too heavy right now," Evans said. "But the workouts I've been doing, I'll be fine. I'll be ready." Evans weighted 231 pounds at the Combine after playing at about 235 in college. He hopes to hover around 230 in his first season in the NFL.
Mike Evans working out with Brandon Marshall | 07/02/2014 4:39 PM
Mike Evans is working out with Brandon Marshall in Miami.
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There may not be a better current NFL player for Evans to learn from. Coming out of Texas A&M, Evans (6'5/231) was most often compared to Marshall (6'4/230) and new Bucs teammate Vincent Jackson. Evans could flirt with double-digit scores in year one and is widely viewed as the consensus No. 1 pick in rookie drafts.
Bucs get No. 7 pick Mike Evans under contract | 06/12/2014 1:16 PM
Buccaneers signed No. 7 overall pick WR Mike Evans to a first-round contract.
Bucs team Mike Evans with Vincent Jackson | 05/08/2014 8:57 PM
Buccaneers selected Texas A&M WR Mike Evans with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Evans (6-foot-4 3/4, 231) left A&M following his redshirt sophomore year after posting a combined 151-2,499-16.5-17 stat line across two seasons. He'll be a 21-year-old rookie. Johnny Manziel's go-to guy, Evans relentlessly made contested catches in heavy traffic in the SEC, and has field-stretching speed (4.53), incredibly long arms (35 1/8"), and a 37-inch vertical. A standout youth basketball player who averaged 18.3 points per game as a senior at Galveston (TX) high, Evans' natural ball skills are the best in this draft. Also a strong run blocker, Evans is most commonly compared to new teammate Vincent Jackson. He offers WR1 potential in Dynasty leagues and should push for 8-10 TDs as a rookie. The Bucs are remaking Josh McCown's "Twin Towers" wideout duo from Chicago with 6-foot-5 Jackson opposite Evans.