Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Evans is a 4.45 to 4.5 guy. Not speedy, but not slow either. The dude is 6'5" What's more, even if you complain about his seperation, he has a drop rate of 2.5%. That's freakish. A 4.26 20 yard suttle is amazing too when you consider how tall he is.
Not saying this is the guy I want..but there's a lot to like about Evans.
He ran a 4.53 at the combine, not that the 40 time is the be all end all, but his 3 cone and shuttle were both substantially slower than Matthews--who ran a 4.18 shuttle. I lke to look at quickness and those two drills help give an understanding of change of direction speed and nimble-ness. This gets nit-picky but here are some comparisons of some taller, very good receivers:
Yes there are some guys out there with better times... Please note that the ones you chose were shorter and lighter than Evans.
BTW, did you just compare Evans to Megatron? REALLY? If that's the standard, you're making Evans look pretty freaking great.
Again, the hands. Evan has better hands than Mathews. Mathews drops at 7.69%? and half of his routes were screens only 10% of his plays were caught at over 20 yards. Evans is less than 3% drops and 19% screens? 1/4th of his catches were over 20 yards..so now we're talking about big play ability. Chew on that.
Again, Evans isn't the guy that I'm after...but if i'm given a choice between these two, I'll take Evans without blinking.