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Mike Evans 2014 Season Outlook

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Well, his measurables sure have me excited. I just received the 1.02 pick in our rookie draft. I assume Watkins goes first and Evans seems like the no brainer choice at #2 regardless of where he goes. I never watched him once in college...saw some highlights. I read he has great hands, a huge catch radius and is much faster then a man his size should be. Does this guy turn out to be a stud? Is there anyone else to even consider taking at 1.02. I know its way early and landing spots for other guys could determine...but curious. I could very well see him ending up with the Lions which would be very exciting in that pass happy offense...and he obvioulsy would receive single coverage playing along side Megatron.

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It all depends on where he lands. I don't think his transition to the pros will be seemless. I think he will struggle with seperation in the NFL but will instantly be a red zone threat. I think he winds up with 42 rec 600 yds and 5 Tds.

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Ding Ding Ding MeanJoe...aaalllll depends on where he lands.

This dude already looked like an NFL WR last year with Manziel throwing to him. His immediate fantasy value will be completely hinging on the QB situation of the team that drafts him, and how pass prone his new offense is. If he can land with a Stafford in Detroit...a Big Ben in Pittsburgh to name a few. If he gets a top10..even top12 arm throwing to him, he's on every last one of my benches next year.

He Has the immense size and knows how to go up and get the ball over his defenders. NFL defenders are a different story so there will be some type of transition, but I see it being a much shorter transition period than what we typically see from rookie WR's. I think he can have a big impact on his offense if his coaching staff allows him. Can't wait till May to see this year's draft...a bunch of rookie WR's to get excited about.

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I am fortunate enough to have 1.01 and 1.02 in my Dynasty draft and Evans definitely intrigues me. My only problem with Evans is that each day that goes by makes me think Odell Beckham (LSU WR) may be the 2nd best WR in the rookie class. Personally, I think Evans is very VJax-esque. He may not be an 80+ catch guy, but could be a perennial 72/1150/7 receiver, which is definitely worthy of the 1.02 pick IMO.

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How is Watkins being seriously considered as a first rounder in many dynasty drafts? 4.4, 6'0 WRs are a dime a dozen in the NFL. Big WRs like Fitz, AJ Green, Megatron, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, D Thomas, etc are guys to get excited about in dynasty. Mike Evans fits that profile, as does Jordan Matthews, Benjamin, and Moncrief. I'd take all of them ahead of Watkins.

You can have all the Tavon Austins, DeAndre Hopkins, Kendall Wrights and AJ Jenkins that you can cart off. Go ahead and donk off a 1st rounder and then hope for 3 years that you'll approach WR2 production. 6'0, 4.4 guys are in massive over-supply in the NFL.

A 6'0 WR will have to go to a team with a great QB to be a fantasy asset; big WRs can thrive with virtually anyone throwing the ball.

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This is a HUGE if lol but if he goes to the Rams, Bradford stays healthy, and Schottenheimer designs plays that can utilize his run after the catch abilities instead of plays where the receivers get tackled immediately by three people, he could have a Keenan Allen type year. He's got 70-1100-7 kind of upside. It all depends on where he goes.

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This is a HUGE if lol but if he goes to the Rams, Bradford stays healthy, and Schottenheimer designs plays that can utilize his run after the catch abilities instead of plays where the receivers get tackled immediately by three people, he could have a Keenan Allen type year. He's got 70-1100-7 kind of upside. It all depends on where he goes.

These things happening have slightly less than a 0% chance. Also, even a healthy Bradford sucks.

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These things happening have slightly less than a 0% chance. Also, even a healthy Bradford sucks.

The receiving corps and O-line play (and running game early on) was INCREDIBLY dysfunctional last year. In the 6 and 1/2 games in which he played, he threw 14 td's, putting him on pace for 34. He was on his way to career highs in completion %, passing yards, passing td's, and passer rating. More consistent play from the O-line, the presence of a running game (he was injured before Stacy really emerged), and better play design by Schotty can make all the difference for Bradford. But that's for another thread.

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Evans seems to have very solid speed, good hands and a huge catch radius. He certainly seems to have the potential to be special. Could be right away or may take some time depending on landing spot. I would love to see him with the Lions. I could see an immediate W2/3 value as a Lion.

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How is Watkins being seriously considered as a first rounder in many dynasty drafts? 4.4, 6'0 WRs are a dime a dozen in the NFL. Big WRs like Fitz, AJ Green, Megatron, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, D Thomas, etc are guys to get excited about in dynasty. Mike Evans fits that profile, as does Jordan Matthews, Benjamin, and Moncrief. I'd take all of them ahead of Watkins.

You can have all the Tavon Austins, DeAndre Hopkins, Kendall Wrights and AJ Jenkins that you can cart off. Go ahead and donk off a 1st rounder and then hope for 3 years that you'll approach WR2 production. 6'0, 4.4 guys are in massive over-supply in the NFL.

A 6'0 WR will have to go to a team with a great QB to be a fantasy asset; big WRs can thrive with virtually anyone throwing the ball.

This post makes me thing you've never seen Watkins play. Combine measurables are nice, but Watkins blows any wr in this draft out of the water; maybe besides Evans.

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Physically, I like him better than anyone in the draft. 6' 4 3/4", 231 pounds with 4.5 speed, jump ball ability to rival anyone, a fierce competitive streak, and continued progression while in college have me drooling if he lands on the right team. If he lands on the lions, I'd love him in redrafts. Huge redzone potential. He averaged over 20 ypc in the SEC, so he has big play ability by the crap ton.

Ideal situation that seems realistic is him going to the Lions. With Calvin drawing coverage, and with a QB that isn't afraid to throw a jump ball, I think he'll be incredibly productive for a rookie WR. I'd also be happy with him landing on a team like the Ravens, Steelers, or Cowboys from a fantasy perspective (although I doubt they do anything besides D-line). I'd shy away from him if he lands with teams like the Vikings or Jets though, as I just wouldn't trust a QB to get him the ball consistently.

In year 1, he needs a QB who can put the ball in his catch radius that lets him jump up, get it, and fall down with a defender on him. I wouldn't expect a lot of YAC, but he's a grade A possession receiver, which can work in the right system.

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Does he profile as a bigger Michael Floyd?

I don't think he is as good as Floyd, doesn't get off the line as quickly and not as good a route runner.

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How is Watkins being seriously considered as a first rounder in many dynasty drafts? 4.4, 6'0 WRs are a dime a dozen in the NFL. Big WRs like Fitz, AJ Green, Megatron, Julio Jones, Jordy Nelson, D Thomas, etc are guys to get excited about in dynasty. Mike Evans fits that profile, as does Jordan Matthews, Benjamin, and Moncrief. I'd take all of them ahead of Watkins.

You can have all the Tavon Austins, DeAndre Hopkins, Kendall Wrights and AJ Jenkins that you can cart off. Go ahead and donk off a 1st rounder and then hope for 3 years that you'll approach WR2 production. 6'0, 4.4 guys are in massive over-supply in the NFL.

A 6'0 WR will have to go to a team with a great QB to be a fantasy asset; big WRs can thrive with virtually anyone throwing the ball.

Shhhh it's our sekret teehehe!! Except I wouldn't include Benjamin in that list. I'd replace him with Adams. There's more to the puzzle than just size but you are on the right track.

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I could see Carolina trading up to take either Watkins or Evans. They dumped their entire WR core and need a good young guy to pair with Cam Newton.

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I could see Carolina trading up to take either Watkins or Evans. They dumped their entire WR core and need a good young guy to pair with Cam Newton.

Watkins is gone top 10, Evans is gone somewhere between 9 (Bills) and 18 (Jets) if I'm remembering my draft order correctly. At least the Steelers (15), Lions(10), Rams (12 or 13) and Ravens (17) would take a long look at Evans. I don't think the Panthers want to spend the ammunition to move up that far.

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Imagine the browns take manziel at 4 and evans at 26. He won't last that long. But just imagine.

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I really like Mike Evans a lot. He really helped out Johnny Football a lot. His size and speed will make him a nightmare for defensive backs and head coaches in the Red zone. He's pretty much going 2nd over all in all mock drafts I've seen. I just did one today and he went 2nd. I currently have him 2nd on my rookie big board, where he's been all year.

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Dude is a beast, and will be a stud in the NFL. The only concern for him was his speed, which he proved wasn't a problem at the combine. 6'5", ridiculous catch radius, great hands, mentally and physically tough, great blocker, maybe the best wr prospect ever at 50/50 balls. I'd take him 1.02 if Watkins goes 1.01.

Side note: I think the Lions take Evans at 10. They need someone else opposite Calvin. Think of both him and Calvin on the field at the same time. As a Bears fan, that scares me. He may even go earlier than 10.

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Dude is a beast, and will be a stud in the NFL. The only concern for him was his speed, which he proved wasn't a problem at the combine. 6'5", ridiculous catch radius, great hands, mentally and physically tough, great blocker, maybe the best wr prospect ever at 50/50 balls. I'd take him 1.02 if Watkins goes 1.01.

Side note: I think the Lions take Evans at 10. They need someone else opposite Calvin. Think of both him and Calvin on the field at the same time. As a Bears fan, that scares me. He may even go earlier than 10.

I doubt he'll be available that late for the Lions. It's probably why they hedged their bets and signed Golden Tate.

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Megatron, Evans, Tate? Scary trio.

Bet they go in a different direction though, signing Tate made drafting a WR in the 1st not necessary.

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Megatron, Evans, Tate? Scary trio.

Bet they go in a different direction though, signing Tate made drafting a WR in the 1st not necessary.

Id argue it is still necessary, most of the time you have 3 recievers on the field. Having Two recievers and a batch of mediocre recievers like Durham, Broyles and Ogletree do nothing for your offense if a guy like Calvin gets hurt. With a Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins Detroit Offense would be ridiculous if Stafford improves. Obviously this is not the year they win the Superbowl, so to get a super talented Offense this year and then finish up the defense next year should be the game plan.

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Having mediocre recievers like Broyles...

Curious what you base this on?

Granted, I don't watch College Football, but I'm looking at their statistics (and Broyles Records) and Broyles' blows Evans out of the water. Having said that, I also don't entirely understand the difference between the Big12 and SEC, and google wasn't very helpful in finding out. Also, Broyles was a second round pick, and Evans appears to be a clear cut first rounder, so that bodes well in his favor, but can we really discard Broyles this quickly as 'mediocre'? He's yet to do anything on the NFL level, but neither has Evans, so I can't blindly accept that reason. Demarius Thomas' first 2 seasons were injury riddled prior to his 2 back to back 90/1400/10 seasons, so it's not as if a rough (or unlucky) start to his career is necessarily indicative of his talent or future.

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Having mediocre recievers like Broyles...

Curious what you base this on?

Granted, I don't watch College Football, but I'm looking at their statistics (and Broyles Records) and Broyles' blows Evans out of the water. Having said that, I also don't entirely understand the difference between the Big12 and SEC, and google wasn't very helpful in finding out. Also, Broyles was a second round pick, and Evans appears to be a clear cut first rounder, so that bodes well in his favor, but can we really discard Broyles this quickly as 'mediocre'? He's yet to do anything on the NFL level, but neither has Evans, so I can't blindly accept that reason. Demarius Thomas' first 2 seasons were injury riddled prior to his 2 back to back 90/1400/10 seasons, so it's not as if a rough (or unlucky) start to his career is necessarily indicative of his talent or future.

Broyles is to the NFL what Keenum (one of the best on paper college QBs of all time) is. Keenum's a solid role player as a backup QB, just like Broyles is solid as an extra receiver in certain situations. However, Broyles simply doesn't have the stature, or the other tools to make up for a lack of it, to be the impact player in the NFL that Evans can be.

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