Measuring in at 6'5" and 231 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to NFL.com, Texas A&M's Mike Evans appears to be a guy that will not make it out of the top-15 picks in next month's draft.
A former Division I basketball recruit, Evans is a big, strong and physical wide receiver has the ability to jump and get the ball and has the potential to be a dominant presence in the red zone.
He spoke about his basketball background at the combine and how it has effected his game, telling Doug Farrar of SI.com:
It’s helped a lot. I think a lot of other basketball players should play football. We have the qualities. If there’s a jump ball in the air, treat it like a rebound. It helps me get off the press, use my quickness like when I used to dribble. Everything just incorporates into football.
After a redshirt year in 2011, Evans finished 2012 with 82 catches for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns. In 2013, he gained 1,394 yards and scored 12 touchdowns on just 69 catches, averaging just over 20 yards per catch.
Bleacher Report's Ryan Riddle thinks Evans could be the most dangerous wide receiver in this draft, tweeting:
Evans recently compared himself to Brandon Marshall, telling Ron Musselman of timesonline.com (via Chase Goodbread of NFL.com):
I get a lot of Vincent Jackson comparisons, and that's a great comparison, but I think Brandon Marshall. He's vicious after the catch. A big, physical guy, can go up and get it, blocks real well. So I've modeled my game after him since high school.
Regardless of whether he goes to a team to be their No. 1 receiver or their No. 2, Evans has all of the tools to be named to a Pro Bowl following his rookie season in 2014.