This is an interesting prospect that came in for a private workout with the 49ers. I actually prefer him over his much more hyped teammate in Elam. I've not really been impressed at all by Elam since he's essentially Whitner redux. Another short, undersized safety that plays well in the box but is so-so in coverage. Evans is essentially the guy that played a lot of deep coverage to allow Elam to roam around the field and make plays. Evans held up very well in that role and was by no means a slouch himself. He's got very good size for the position and is able to both defend the pass and stop the run well. He sometimes is too hesitant, doesn't react fast enough but for the most part was often in position to make a play on the ball or an immediate tackle. In terms of coverage, Evans has it all over Elam, much more fluid hips, more natural coverage ability, better lateral movement...etc.
Unlike Elam, Evans also wouldn't cost a 1st or 2nd rounder and is much more of a prototypical centerfielder/coverage type of safety. He did pretty well at the Combine, including the best times for the 3 cone drill and 20 yard shuttle among all defensive backs.
Maybe if the 49ers draft him they can give him a larger size jersey than he had at Florida.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 12, 2013 at 1:04 AM ]