The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a third player on this year’s NFL Top 100 list: Mike Evans came in at #29 on last night’s episode. You can watch the NFL Films vignette about Evans here.
Watch for the Bucs receiver, stay for cornerback Charles James II going on about how no one goes up and gets a ball like Evans and cornerbacks can’t stop him. Good fun.
This was Evans’ second time on the list, after he made it to #75 after his rookie year. He didn’t get on the player-voted list last season, presumably because he had a few too many drops. With fewer drops, a slew of memorable catches and 1,321 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns it was a little hard to keep him off it this year—and his peers agreed.
Earlier, Gerald McCoy and Jameis Winston made this year’s Top 100 list at #52 and #57, so the Bucs are reasonably well-presented. It seems unlikely any other Bucs make the list this year, though Brent Grimes probably deserved a spot. Oh well.