The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into this draft with only one great wide receiver in Vincent Jackson. We traded away Mike Williams for a 6th round draft pick to the Bills because of his family members and his behavior over the past few years. Today, we drafted Mike Evans from Texas A&M. I was really excited about the pick because he fills a big need in our offense. Josh McCown can now throw it anywhere to either Jackson or Evans and they can use their big bodies to get it. It'll be similar to what he did with the Chicago Bears last year. What I don't understand is why people bash him for his slow speed or as a "Vincent Jackson clone".
Here are a few players that I decided to compare for everyone:
|4.53||4.26||1.57||7.08||37.0||12||35 1/8||9 5/8||231||6'5|
|4.53||4.31||1.52||6.90||33.5||8||32 1/2||9 1/4||204||6'2|
|4.52||4.31||1.60||6.96||37.0||32 5/8||8 7/8||229||6'5|
|4.38||6.66||38.5||17||33 3/4||9 3/4||220||6'3|
|4.50||4.21||6.91||34.5||18||34 3/8||9 1/4||211||6'4|
|4.51||4.34||1.58||7.09||39.5||32 1/2||9 1/4||200||6'4|
The one thing that I notice out of that data is that he is more of a bigger and stronger but less agile Mike Williams. You can also tell that he has a bigger catch radius than all of the other people chosen in this example. Vincent Jackson is close but because of the arm length, Mike Evans beats him out.
And why wouldn't we want a Vincent Jackson clone? In the years he has been a full time starter he has gone above 1000 yds except once.