Darrynton Evans NFL Draft 2020: Scouting Report for Tennessee Titans' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 25, 2020

South Alabama safety Tré Young (5) tackles Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
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RB Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State 

      

STRENGTHS

—Has great agility to make tacklers miss and find extra yards. 

—Has another gear to be a home run threat. 

—Can be the change-of-pace back to pair with a bigger back; also has plus receiving ability and could be a return specialist. 

—Only two years of wear and tear at the college level leaves him relatively fresh.

—Awesome ball security; no fumbles in his 2019 tape.

     

WEAKNESSES

—Undersized back who dominated the Sun Belt conference. 

—Wants to take every run outside; needs to learn to keep runs inside. 

—Was not able to break many tackles. 

—Gets caught behind the line of scrimmage too easily.

     

OVERALL

Evans is a speed back with shifty open-field moves and good enough hands to be an immediate threat on third downs. He doesn't have the between-the-tackles power to be an immediate starter for a power scheme, but he brings enough juice in zone schemes to get a long look as a north-south runner with long speed.

     

GRADE: 72

PRO COMPARISON: Ronald Jones/Justice Hill