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NCAA: Aggies WR MIke Evans to Enter 2014 NFL Draft
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NCAA: Aggies WR MIke Evans to Enter 2014 NFL Draft

Jan 2 2014, 8:45pm CST | by

Texas A&M Aggies sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans, one of Johnny Manziel's favorite targets, has declared for the 2014 NFL draft.

Texas A&M Aggies sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans has declared for the 2014 NFL draft.  No less than Aggies head football coach Kevin Sumlin told the university's official athletics website...

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NCAA: Aggies WR MIke Evans to Enter 2014 NFL Draft

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Texas A&M Aggies sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans, one of Johnny Manziel's favorite targets, has declared for the 2014 NFL draft.

Texas A&M Aggies sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans has declared for the 2014 NFL draft. 

No less than Aggies head football coach Kevin Sumlin told the university's official athletics website about Evans' plan of turning pro this year. Evans, one of quarterback Johnny Manziel's favorite targets, said he consulted with both Sumlin and his family before making his decision.

"After talking things over with Coach Sumlin and my family I have decided to enter the NFL draft. Thanks go to Texas A&M for giving me an opportunity to play college football. Thanks also to my coaches and teammates for helping me develop as a player and a man. 

"I made this decision based on what I thought was best for myself and my family." 

Sumlin also told AggiesAthletics.com how special it was to witness Evans mature over the past two years, praising his work ethic as well. 

"It's been a pleasure watching Mike's development as a receiver and a person the past two seasons. Mike was one of the team's hardest workers in whatever he was doing, and it paid off for him on the field. 

"I think one of the highest compliments you can say about Mike is that he plays hard when he doesn't have the ball in his hands as when he does. Texas A&M wishes him the best as he moves on to the next chapter in his life." 

ESPN's Sam Khan, Jr. cites his colleague ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Analst Todd McShay in his Jan. 2 report. McShay projects Evans, who is a finalist for the 2013 Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best receiver, to go 20th overall in this year's draft. 

Evans earned the nod for posting career bests in receving yards (1,394) and touchdowns (12) in 2013, per Khan, Jr., who adds "Evans is ranked as the 24th-best draft prospect in Scout Inc.'s Top 32 for 2014 and ranked as the third-best receiver in the draft."

He established a new school record by recording 279 yards against the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2013. He eclipsed his own mark by hauling in 287 yards receiving against the Auburn Tigers a few weeks later, according to The Associated Press.  

AggiesAthletics.com states the 279 yards which Evans had against Alabama broke the previous record of 250 set by Ken "Dude" McLean against the Texas Longhorns 48 years earlier. 

The same update also mentions Evans' four receiving touchdowns in the Auburn game tied Ryan Swope's feat against the Baylor Bears two years ago.

In light of Evans' departure, Khan notes five-star ahlete Speedy Noil made a verbal commitment to Texas A&M. He is predicted to be a wide receiver next season. 

Evans, who played just one year of high school varsity football, concludes his collegiate career "with 151 catches (No. 5 in school history), for 2,499 yards (No. 4) and 17 touchdowns (No. 5)," per the Aggies' official athletics website. 

 

 

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