Mike Evans had an outstanding final season at Texas A&M. He had 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Those stats prove that Evans would be a great fit for a Chiefs offense that improved drastically throughout the second half of the 2013 season.
Mike Evans Combine Results
40-yard dash – 4.53 seconds
Bench press – 12 reps
Vertical jump – 37.0 inch
3-cone drill – 7.08 seconds
20-yard shuttle – 4.26 seconds
60-yard shuttle – 11.58 seconds
(Courtesy of NFL.com)
During his two year career as an Aggie, Evans started every game and had at least two catches in all of those games. In fact, he had four or more catches in all but one game during his college career (Source: NFL.com). This proves that Evans is a reliable receiver and that he doesn’t seem to be as injury prone as some of the other receivers entering the draft.
Here’s what NFL.com has to say about Evans,
“Outstanding size and length. Functionally strong to power through the jam. Boxes out defenders and is a big red-zone target.”
Evans is 6’5” and would be able to make some big plays after each reception due to his size. Not to mention having a red-zone target would be great for Kansas City. The Chiefs struggled deep in opponents’ territory, so Alex Smith would love knowing that he’d always have Evans to rely on when the Chiefs made it into the red-zone.
NFL.com continues on saying that Evans has,
“Strong, reliable hands. Very strong after the catch — slams into tacklers, is a load to bring down and leans for extra yardage”
Dwayne Bowe has a reputation of frequently dropping passes, which has become very frustrating over the years. Evans is not a dropper. He makes big plays and refuses to be taken down. The Chiefs need a receiver like him.
There is a chance that Evans could be a Chief. He’s considered the second best receiver and is the 13th best player in the draft (both according to CBSSports.com, which was last updated yesterday). Bleacher Report has Evans going to the New York Jets with the 18th overall pick.
If Evans somehow does make it to the 23rd pick, the Chiefs shouldn’t hesitate to take him. Evans was a phenomenal player at Texas A&M and caught pass after pass from Johnny Manziel. He finished his college career with 151 receptions for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns. Just imagine how electric the Chiefs offense would be with the addition of Evans. Smith would have a huge playmaker to get the ball to, and the Chiefs would without a doubt be one of the best offenses in the league.
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