CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler reports that there’s a “real possibility” the Browns select Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans at No. 4 overall in next week’s NFL Draft.
Looks like more are catching on – WR Mike Evans is a real possibility at No. 4 to the #Browns
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) May 1, 2014
The 6-foot-5-inch Evans is universally regarded as a top 10 talent due to his size and ability to catch any football thrown within 10 yards of his hands. Many credit Evans with the numbers racked up by Johnny Manziel, with most mocks have him going No. 5 to Oakland or No. 7 to Tampa Bay; he’s currently ranked No. 7 on ESPN.com’s Big Board and is ranked No. 2 amonst wide receviers by WFNY’s Joe Gilbert.
Evans is one of the biggest freaks in the draft. The 6-5, 231-pound receiver is a former basketball player that uses his body to go and get the ball in the air. The former Aggie is the best when the ball is in the air and he goes up to get it at its highest point. This ability will make him an immediate red zone target for the team that drafts him.
As competitive as his collegiate quarterback was, Evans is right alongside him. He’s a plus blocker who has a bit of a mean streak. He consistently gets in position and has the ability to keep feet moving even as defenders drape themselves over his giant frame.
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris agrees with Brugler, slotting Evans to the Browns in his most recent mock. The Browns are continually linked to several players with the overriding theme being players who can step in and contribute immediately.
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