The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a pretty lengthy list of young, talented players and one of them just so happens to be one of the best in the entire NFL. At least that’s what CBS Sports’ Sean Wagner-McGough seems to think. He released his latest rankings for the NFL’s best players under the age of 25, and Evans is among the league’s top 10.
8. Mike Evans – Age: 24 years old
“Evans catches some flak for his volatile touchdown production, but he shouldn’t be blamed for #TouchdownRegression,”Wagner-McGough wrote. “Since Evans’ career began in 2014, he’s averaged roughly 77 receptions, 1,145 yards, and eight touchdowns per season even though he’s been catching passes from the erratic Jameis Winston. Does he drop too many passes? Sure. But that’s only because his massive frame and leaping ability allows him to get his hands on passes most receivers would simply watch fall incomplete.”
It’s no surprise to see Evans ranked among the best considering how incredibly fast his career has taken off since being drafted by the Bucs. Evans has not only emerged as one of the best receivers in the NFL, but he has also managed to rack up back-to-back 1,000 yard plus seasons and all while establishing himself as Winston’s No. 1 and most reliable target.
Evans finished last season with 71 receptions for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns. Throughout his four seasons with the Buccaneers, he has managed to record 309 receptions for 4,579 receiving yards and 32 touchdowns and all before the age of 25 years-old which is quite an accomplishment for the Texas A&M product.
Fortunately for Tampa Bay, the Bucs re-signed Evans to a deal which ensures he’ll remain a Buc through the 2021 season. Though they did pay quite a lump sum of cash for him, Evans has proven that he’s certainly worth the investment, especially after being one of Tampa Bay best players.
Source: Bonnie Mott | Bucswire