Originally posted by krizay:
Evans is a beast. i see him as a TE at the pro level though. but man is he a beast
Yeah I have him ranked very low, like #18 among WRs. Basically a late round flyer. But that is if he came out right now with only 1 college season under his belt.
Compared to another TE, Jimmy Graham, I don't think Evans quite measures up. I think Graham is about 2 inches taller (I think Evans is 6'4 or maybe 6'5) and obviously has a more filled out body (Graham was at 260lbs after college, Evans is probably 230). Graham ran low 4.5s, and I'd put Evans speed high 4.5's or 4.6. So I'm not positive Evans could put on the weight needed of a TE and have comparable speed.
But Evans will just be a sophomore next year and has plenty of time to improve. I think it would be a big mistake for him to leave after his sophomore year unless he shows dramatic improvement.
His route running, route tree, hands, feet, burst, work off the line ect. are all below nfl standards. But he obviously has a unique combo of size and speed, body control and although his hands aren't great now, they look pretty large and very strong. He just needs consistency with his hands. He just needs practice. He dominates the college level by pure out muscling much smaller CBs.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Aug 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM ]