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Bucs bio: Meet first-round pick WR Mike Evans

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Published:   |   Updated: May 8, 2014 at 10:18 PM

 

Mike Evans

Round/Pick: First/7

Position: Wide receiver

College: Texas A&M

Ht./Wt.: 6-5/231

Personal: Born on Aug. 21, 1993. ...Majoring in Sports Management. ...Resides in Galveston, Texas. ...Outstanding prep basketball player at Ball High School, averaging 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. ...His father, Mickey, was murdered when Evans was 9.

Noteworthy: Started all 26 games in the past two seasons, catching 151 passes for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns. ...Blossomed with the emergence of Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel. ...Boxes out defenders by using his body effectively as a shield. ...Outstanding leaping ability and usually comes down with the football on jump balls. ...Compensates for average speed with his size and physicality. ...Has been compared to Bucs WR Vincent Jackson in terms of his frame and ball skills. ...Difficult to jam at the line of scrimmage.

Quotable: “I can’t wait to get to work in Tampa and learn from Vincent Jackson.’’

Ira Kaufman

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