BroadwayJoe12 Posted November 13, 2013 Share Posted November 13, 2013 From what I've read Evans blows away those named big sized players in speed, and athleticism, all scouts compare him to VJax, so IF he blows up the combine I would venture to guess he will go 1st among WR's, and possibly in the first 7 picks. If he has a bad combine he will probably end up having an amazing pro day (most do, it's like the stop watches are rigged), and still go in the teens of the 1st round 2nd, or 3rd overall at the WR position. As for Watkins I agree dude is an explosive playmaker, but I see another guy who is just as explosive, and gets no attention, and can be had in the 2nd, or 3rd round if he declares Junior WR from Oregon St. Brandin Cooks. Look him up, and check out his highlight videos somewhere dude is the goods like Watkins IMO. Also WR from Vanderbilt Jordan Mathews is a very comparable player to Mike Evans, and will probably go late 1st to somewhere in the 2nd depending on combine, not as fast, but just as big, and just as good going up, and attacking the ball with his hands, and coming down with them over defenders. Another late 2st to early 3rd rounder to look at is the kid from Penn St. Allen Robinson. Kid has gone super under the radar, probably because of the whole NCAA penalties Penn St. Deservedly has, but this kid can play, and has had his biggest games in the biggest games (had 10+catches for over 150 yards VS Ohio St.). It's a good year to need a WR draft wise, the challenge is figuring out who are the Vincent Jackson's/Antonio Brown's of the draft, and who are the Mike Williams'/Ted Ginn Jr's. Jets HAVE to get it right this year at the WR position which ever Round/Round's they decide to address it. You know who else was compared to Vjax coming out? Limas Sweed, Malcom Kelly, Ramses Barden... Every wide receiver over 6'4 to come out since 2005 has been compared to Jackson and the fact of the matter is, a lot of these guys who absolutely dominated college football, weren't anything in the pros, so there is a lot of hesitation there. Limas Sweed probably posted numbers that Evans won't come close to touching, so it's not just about combine performances, but about whther scouts feel he can get separation at the next level or not. I'm as big an SEC fan that you'll find on these boards and as of now, you just don't see Evans beating a lot of press man or getting separation, simply because he doesn't have to. Now, I've seen him take a couple of screen and slant passes to the house and pick up some very big first downs on some good route running, but he's doing most of his damage on broken plays and outrunning non-nfl-caliber safeties for big gains. Cooks is a phenomenal prospect as is Matthews, but Sammy Watkins and his 9.71 yards after the catch is the most explosive receiver in college football that I've seen. Marqise Lee is an athletic freak as are OB Jr. and Jarvis Landry, all of who are explosive in their own right, but just from everythign I've seen, none of them top Watkins. Now, I don't think we're going to be able to land Watkins, so I'm not gonna harp on that too much, but any of the other 5 guys mentioned I believe are going to be very good pros. Not sure how I'd rank them as I keep flip-flopping between Watkins and Lee, but I would be happy with any of them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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