2014 NFL Draft: Mike Evans And Pittsburgh Steelers Are Perfect Match

By Chris Ross
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With all the hype that Sammy Watkins has been garnering this draft season, one prospect has flown a bit under the radar. Mike Evans, a receiver out of Texas A&M, is easily the second-best receiver in this draft and there are no shortage of NFL teams that will line up for his services after Watkins is off the board. 

With that said, there is one team that is a better fit for Evans than any other. The Pittsburgh Steelers, a team whose offense was once among the best in all of the league, is missing something in there offense, and Evans brings exactly what they need. While Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders are better known for their deep-threat speed, Evans is more of a big red zone target, and that’s exactly what the Steelers need to take their offense to the next level.

Standing at 6-foot-5, Evans is much taller than most corners in the league, and with Brown and Sanders eating up attention down the field, Evans would be free to wreak havoc week after week. When you throw in the fact that Evans is one of the most physical receivers in this draft, and the fact that his speed is actually pretty decent, and you have all the makings of a great receiver — that is, if he lands in the right situation.

With that Steelers, Evans would be in a fantastic position to produce for the next several years; as a result, he is a perfect fit for the Steelers.

Chris Ross is an NFL Draft writer at RantSports.com. You can follow him on Twitter, @prosport_news, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.



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