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|12-24-2013, 12:32 AM||#1|
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I'm all in on this guy. Almost every mock draft I've seen has us taking either a tackle or Sammy Watkins, but Mike's size is something we've desperately needed for years, and will complement Antonio's emergence as a soon-to-be elite wide receiver.
So, I was reading about the top WR prospects in the coming draft on Bleacher Report (solid source of information, I know), and despite the knocks on the guy (which can be worked on), something stood out to me:
Hint: His name starts with 'B', and ends with
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|12-24-2013, 01:26 AM||#2|
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Re: Mike Evans
I'm all in on him too. I was ALL in on him midseason when our offense was pure shit but as the offense got better and the defense continued to suck I shifted more into the Louis Nix camp, but I'd be fine with either.
Every time I've ever watched Mike Evans he is uncover-able. He's not the most consistent, but neither are most NFL receivers, in fact we've been blessed with Antonio Brown having one of the most consistent season ever. But back to my main point, watching Evans play is breathtaking, I haven't seen a more truly dominant receiver at any level of the game not named Calvin Johnson. This dude TAKES OVER games, and can do everything. While his specialty is jumping and out-muscling corners for the ball, he has the speed and route running ability to be a downfield threat or take a screen pass the distance. And as you mentioned, he's already FANTASTIC when the play breaks down at coming back to the quarterback and getting open and to adjusting to the throw. He's pretty much everything we always say we need in a receiver rolled into one awesome package. And the best part is, he's new to the game and is this dominant already, and is only going to get better as his knowledge and experience with football increases.
My preference for an offensive draft pick is Evans as the size and physicality element has been lacking from this offense for the entirety of Ben's career, but wouldn't be upset with Sammy Watkins either, who has had a fantastic college career and would also bring an explosive dimension the offense hasn't truly had since Mike Wallace. Either of them will be stars in the NFL.
Right now, I'd rank my (realistic, excluding the guys who have no chance at falling) big board as:
1A. Louis Nix
1B. Mike Evans
2. Sammy Watkins
3. CJ Mosley
4. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
5. Darqueze Dennard
6. Eric Ebron
(In case you can't tell I'm not a fan of an OT in round 1)
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|12-24-2013, 06:48 AM||#3|
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Re: Mike Evans
Sammy Watkins fits this offense sooo well ... His speed is mike wallaceesque , better route runner (although lazy ay times) ... And his run after the catch is exactly what Todd Haley wants
Mike Wallace speed , with AB like run after the catch , not to mention great hands , and not like he's some small receiver 6' or 6'1 ish if I'm not mistaken
Honestly I'm not a huge mike Evans fan ... Hes got David Boston written all over him too me
1a - Sammy Watkins
1b - Kelvin Benjamin
2 - marquise lee
2b - Jordan mathews
3a - Penn state WR , name is escaping me right now
3b - Mike Evans
|12-25-2013, 02:13 AM||#4|
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Re: Mike Evans
I wouldn't mind seeing Ben finally get a dominant tall WR. That's something this offense has been sorely lacking for years. A Calvin Johnson-Demaryius Thomas kind of guy would be very nice.
|12-25-2013, 09:47 AM||#5|
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Re: Mike Evans
The only question at this point is where the Steelers will be drafting. If we make the playoffs, we may be drafting too low for him.
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