2014 NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft WR Mike Evans


Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) catches a pass and runs for a 75-yard gain against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the second half at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won 51-41. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The wait is finally over! With the seventh pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Mike Evans, wide receiver out of Texas A&M University.

Many of the “experts”  predicted this outcome for the Bucs in their mock drafts, as they immediately address a need at wide receiver. Given what took place in front of them during the first six picks, Mike Evans appears to be the best fit for the team. Many people will question whether or not the Bucs should’ve taken Evans’ teammate, Johnny Manziel, but given the recent signing of Josh McCown, the need at quarterback seems to be null and void for the time being. Speaking of McCown, he has to be happy with targets that now include Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans.

Mike Evans slates to have an immediate impact on the offense, filling in nicely opposite of Vincent Jackson. Tampa Bay now sports two BIG wide receivers that will pose issues for opposing defenses. What do you all think about the pick?

Meet Mike Evans:

6′ 5″ 225 lbs.

Galveston, TX

2013 Stats: 69 catches, 1,394 yards, 12 TD

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