Justin Evans
Projection
Round 3
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Justin Evans

Safety
Texas A&M
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 199
  • 40-Yard: 4.46
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Tall with length. Very good athlete with very good speed, change of direction and overall body control. Has a smooth turn and is quick to transition. Good man cover skills for a safety. Alert in zone. Very good ball skills. Returns kickoffs.

Weak Points

Not a very physical player. Lacks upper body strength. Misses a lot of tackles. Doesn't always take good pursuit angles. Struggles to shed blocks.

The Way We See It

Junior college transfer and a two-year starter for Texas A&M at safety. Evans is tall with great length but he has a lean upper body and needs to improve his upper body strength and bulk. Is alert in coverage, can play man on a slot receiver and keeps plays in front of him in zone. His ball reactions and ball skills are very good. Credited with a high number of tackles, but he is not a physical player. Can be slow to shed and is more of a grab tackler. Has a lot of missed tackles. Kickoff-return skills are good to very good. Will need to get stronger and more physical before he becomes a starter in the NFL. The coverage skills and athletic traits are there. Might get drafted higher than my grade.