Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He can play WR. Plaxico Burress was never fast and he was effective as a younger WR in his prime. His big body and ability to go up for the ball plus great hands will help him do it. He doesn't need to be a TE. Plus I bet he is faster than you think. Although not blazing obviously. Boldin runs a 4.7. Jerry Rice ran a 4.6. It's a myth you need to be fast. He could box out on crossing patterns all day long with his big body and tall long frame. He would be a 1st down machine. Plus if you throw it high deep he has a good chance to be the one to come down with it. He could handle the Seattle oversized DB's. He's not outmatched there.
I really want to like him, he's done better than I expected at this point, right now I don't know who is making who look better, whether its him or Manziel but there certainly are concerns. He's a possession receiver at the next level, seeing as the 49ers already have Crabtree, Boldin and Patton who fit that definition, I don't know how I feel about adding another one.
Evans reminds me A LOT of Mike Williams out of USC, big build, freakish strength and ability to outduel a CB for the football, same pedestrian speed. I think his ceiling is an upgraded version of Marques Colston. His bottom................................................
He's definitely in my list of top 3 WR's for the upcoming draft, but unlike the other two, Watkins and Lee, I'm very ambivalent about Evans, he could be a pretty good pro WR or an absolute bust. Williams I think was a more impressive player in college than Evans and we all saw how his pro career went.