Pro Football Focus released their list of Top-101 players from the 2018 NFL season, and one popular player from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers landed on the list.
There’s no surprise Mike Evans was the lone representative of the Bucs on this year’s final rankings, and it speaks to just how consistent and great Evans has been playing for a franchise which finds itself in turmoil more often than not.
In 2018, Evans was targeted 138 times and made 86-catches which is the second-most catch total in his impressive five-year career.
He also finished with a career high in yards and had eight scores. The receiver, who faced criticism in years past for drops, brought in 62.3% of the passes thrown his way which is the highest catch percentage of his career.
So, you could say Evans did well. And PFF recognized this by ranking him 56th among all players in the league.
Mike Evans checks in at No. 56 on the #PFFTop101 – making his third appearance since our list's inception— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 6, 2019
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The 56th place finish places Evans as the tenth-best wide receiver in the league coming in behind names like DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans) and Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints) while finishing in front of guys like T.Y. Hilton (Indianapolis Colts) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers).
It’s a solid finish considering how the season transpired, and for a team with no representation on the NFL Top-100 before the season, having one on this list is a positive.