Posted January 02, 2014

Texas A&M WR Mike Evans declares for NFL Draft

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Mike Evans Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Mike Evans was a finalist for Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top receiver. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans declared for the NFL Draft, forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility, the school announced.

In 2013, Evans caught 69 passes for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns and earned first-team All-America recognition from the Associated Press.  He caught four passes for 72 yards in the Aggies 52-48 comeback win over Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

“After talking things over with Coach Sumlin and my family I have decided to enter the NFL draft,” Evans said. “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 as a man. I made this decision based on what I thought was best for myself and my family.”

In his first season with the school in 2012, he caught 82 passes for 1,105 yards and five scores.


12 comments
Listening
Listening

God I hope "the idiot" comes back.  No Evans....  no offensive line....  good luck.  Wait, he did beat Duke...  hahahahahaha   : )

I do want to say I believe Evans has a great chance to make a name for himself in the NFL.  Congrats to him.

JulieMaier
JulieMaier

I hope it works out for him. If you stay in college and earn a degree, you at least have that to fall back on when you get a career-ending injury.  Oh well, they don't select these players for their brains after all.

jacksonatl
jacksonatl

They really do need to crack down on underclassman going to the NFL.  You should not be able to go early unless you have put in four years at the University (or if the coach that recruited you leaves).

rh2000
rh2000

Lets see him throw a tantrum in the NFL like he did in his last bowl game.  Hope a vet slaps his azz back to reality!  I thought he was going to grab his blanky and suck on his thumb. 

BBBigster
BBBigster

@JulieMaier These days...  college degree don't mean all that much.  What would you expect Johnny Football to do with Communications degree...?  My Liberal Arts and Science degree did not help me much...  had to earn professional certificate before I was able to get a job.  Most of my friends who were able to line a job ahead of graduation were those with professional degrees, like accounting, some sort of engineering, and education related. 

martin0810
martin0810

@jacksonatl So you would stop a man from leaving school to earn a living for his family.  Heck not even a living, potential set himself and family up for life.  How selfish are you people.  Most people would drop out of school right now if the were guaranteed to make $500,000 a year in their field of study.


Be real

BBBigster
BBBigster

@JulieMaier People are looking for problem solvers, not someone with "degree" per se

jacksonatl
jacksonatl

@martin0810 They need to learn the value of commitment.  You commit to a University for a degree and a free ride.  After all a degree is the whole point of college isn't it?  You need to honor that commitment.  And speaking of commitment, as I said the exception should be if the coach that recruited them leaves.

nyjets011269
nyjets011269

@jacksonatl You mean like the coaches who jump ship all of the time for a better contract at a bigger school?  Where is their commitment to all of the recruits?

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@jacksonatl College is a pit stop.  You go there to build a resume that will get you a job in your chosen field.   Be it one year or ten.

eltex.tx
eltex.tx

@jacksonatl @martin0810  if they allowed them to come from HS directly to the NFL, then your argument might have some merit. However, the NFL owners are able to use the NCAA as a minor-league development program, without having to absorb any costs associated with a minor-league. Right now, the only way to get into the NFL is through college, where you must attend 3 years of classes to be eligible. I like the system as it is, but if you want HS seniors in draft workouts, then maybe you should petition the NFL for change. Also, implying that the players need to learn commitment, when they are going to a league that has contracts that get broken all the time is kind of hypocritical isn't it? Who was the last NFL owner to honor all the contracts he signed with his players?