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A&M’s Mike Evans makes it three early WR NFL leaps today

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Unfortunately for three different FBS programs, the wide receiver position has hit the early-entry trifecta Thursday.

This afternoon, Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks and Penn State’s Allen Robinson were joined by Texas A&M’s Mike Evans as receivers leaving eligibility on the table and diving headfirst into the 2014 NFL draft pool.  The official word from A&M is far from a surprise; four days ago, it was reported that Evans was leaving after a couple of months worth of speculation that he would do just that.

The past two seasons, Evans has caught 151 passes for 2,499 yards and 17 touchdowns.  The 6-5, 225-pound redshirt sophomore averaged a little over 20 yards per reception in 2013.

We’re still awaiting official word on the decision of the triggerman of the Aggies’ offense the past two seasons, Johnny Manziel.  The 2012 Heisman winner is widely expected to take the early leap into the NFL as well.

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9 Responses to “A&M’s Mike Evans makes it three early WR NFL leaps today”
  1. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 2, 2014 3:35 PM

    I love his talent, but he needs to grow the F up. He hurt his team in the bowl game because he wasn’t capable of controlling his emotions.

    That will last about 10 minutes in the NFL.

  2. Dan says: Jan 2, 2014 3:48 PM

    And the best underclassman WR has yet to declare – Clemson’s Sammy Watkins.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 2, 2014 4:59 PM

    Aggies just signed #4 WR and #34 overall player in the nation today!

    Speedy Noil picks A&M over LSU.

    Kyle Allen, Myles Garrett, RSJ, and this new WR…. Championship stuff… 2015 is going to be a sick year for the Ags!

  4. afrancis55 says: Jan 2, 2014 5:41 PM

    8to80Texans, isn’t that what everybody said about 2013 for the aggies too?

  5. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 2, 2014 6:35 PM

    afrancis,

    and how many of those freshmen PLAYED this year?
    A ton. Sherman, recruited great players. They had to be replaced. Granted they were young and very inexperienced, but they are part of the foundation Sumlin is building upon. To be part of A&M’s building program is unique for these guys. They will play against Bama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi
    State and LSU, just in division play.

    A&M could be very good in two years.

    RTR

  6. irishdodger says: Jan 2, 2014 7:17 PM

    TAMU needs to worry about the defensive side of the ball. Their offense was fun to watch & kept them in a lot of ball games, but if they are truly going to complete in the SEC West, they need to stop the opposition. So far, they haven’t proven they can do that.

  7. mp4philly says: Jan 2, 2014 8:21 PM

    I’ve only seen him in action twice. He’s a big guy but he’s slow as molasses.

  8. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 3, 2014 12:45 AM

    And in a twist, Johnny Manziel was the guy that brought calm into the chaos, by getting into Evans’ face and reminding him that all he had to do is play football.

    It wouldn’t surprise me one bit, if Johnny Manziel decided to stay in school one more year. [yes, it would, I can hope though, right?]

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    @goodfieldnohit

    I wouldn’t hope too much…. it ain’t happening…

    To those asking about A&M’s 2013 class… as Amos said, a lot of those kids played as true freshman this year. By 2015 that class and the #3 rated incoming 2014 class will have a little bit of experience under their belt.

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