One of the best parts about the 2014 NFL Draft is the fact that prospects across the nation are routinely compared to NFL stalwarts. For instance, the first wide receiver taken in the 2013 NFL Draft was Tavon Austin and you couldn’t even mention his name without a Percy Harvin comparison shortly thereafter. With that being said, this May’s draft is nearing, which can only mean one thing — comparisons galore!
While it’s still early in the draft process, Mike Evans is beginning to emerge as one of the top offensive weapons in the entire draft. Evans possess something that can’t be taught — size. The Texas A&M Aggies standout was a sophomore this past season, yet ran routes as if he were a five-year senior. At 6-foot-5, Evans has the skill set that resembles on an NFL All-Pro wide receiver.
Vincent Jackson might have slipped to the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, but the San Diego Chargers knew what they were getting. A raw, physical specimen that was going to win nearly every jump ball you threw his way. Not only are Jackson and Evans the same exact height, they also possess a similar body frame as Evans weights just 15 pounds less than “V-Jax.”
So as Evans’ draft stock climbs in the coming weeks, be sure to keep Vincent Jackson on your mind as these two wide receivers are virtually the same player.