Mike Evans' Updated 2014 NFL Draft Stock After Win over Vanderbilt

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Mike Evans' Updated 2014 NFL Draft Stock After Win over Vanderbilt
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Mike Evans' NFL draft stock rose yet again on Saturday. 

The massive 6'5" wide receiver delivered another dominant performance, catching five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns against Vanderbilt. 

His 43-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter gave Texas A&M a comfortable 21-0 lead. Two quarters and three Aggies touchdowns later, he added another score, grabbing a 10-yard TD pass from Matt Joeckel to boost A&M's lead to 49-17. 

The Aggies eventually won 56-24 to improve to 6-2 (3-2 SEC). 

Evans has been a crucial element to their success this season, as he continues to prove that he is an unstoppable force at wide receiver. 

He is great at using his big frame to his advantage, and with his speed and hands, he is a menace in big-play situations. He also has the potential to be one of the best red zone weapons in the world thanks to his height, timing and leaping ability. 

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Last season, Evans burst onto the scene as a redshirt freshman. He caught 82 passes for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns. This year, he has improved dramatically. 

He is an absolute force on the outside and serves as Johnny Manziel's safety valve when he scrambles outside the pocket. With his production on Saturday, Evans now has 48 receptions, 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Those would be outstanding numbers for an entire season. Given that they've come in just eight games, they are absolutely incredible. 

Entering Saturday, Evans was second in the nation in receiving yards (1,024), second in yards per catch (23.8) and fourth in touchdown receptions (nine). 

Thanks to his unique skill set and chemistry with Johnny Football, look for him to finish the season near the top of each category on his way to becoming a first-round pick in 2014. 

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