With the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make the smart pick and draft Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Evans teams up with Vincent Jackson to make a dual threat at wideout for either Josh McCown or Mike Glennon and the Buccaneers.
This past season, the receiver had 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’ll be an excellent possession receiver in the short part of the field with his great size and is a downfield threat with his 4.5 speed.
The pick should be a great birthday present for new head coach Lovie Smith as the Buccaneers were in desperate need to fill the No.2 receiver spot after trading away Mike Williams following a disappointing 2013 season and some off-the-field problems.
The Aggie sophomore had stretches of dominance during the 2013 season. Showing his ability to leap over defensive backs, box out defenders and make difficult catches down the sideline, Evans was the smart pick for Tampa Bay at No.7.
The Buccaneers have had a busy offseason trying to fill voids and rebuild an organization that has had only one winning season in the last five years.
For a team that’s rumored to be on the brink of being a serious contender in the NFC South, tonight’s pick of Mike Evans brings them that much closer to dominance. Evans will be an immediate impact whose presence will be felt from day one.