What Makes Texas A&M Aggies Most Dangerous?
Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans are a red zone nightmare.
SEC, beware of the storm brewing in College Station. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner can get it done on his legs, making that spread option a pain for defenses to defend.
What about adding a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wide receiver to the list of weapons that Manziel can depend on?
Evans is a fast, tall and strong option for the Aggies passing game in a way that someone his size shouldn’t be. He can impact a game the same way New England Patriots’ tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski do.
The Aggies will use him in the slot, but where they should really get the most out of him is in the red zone.
Imagine Manziel lined up in the shotgun and Evans in the slot. There is now a threat to pass, a threat to hand off and a threat for Manziel to take off and run, but the problem is that defending two of those three is almost impossible.
Evans is the perfect jump-ball receiver for your standard fade route, but also add the “broken play” element much like Florida had when Tim Tebow was there. Manziel scrambling this season will cause chaos on defense for opponents.
Staying on assignments while watching where No. 2 is at all times is hard enough, but now Manziel has a pseudo Hail Mary option where he points a direction and then puts the ball about 10-12 feet in the air for Evans to go up and get it.
The Aggies are going to be a migraine for defenses this season and with Manziel and Evans, there is no end in sight.