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After combining with Johnny Manziel to form one of college football's most potent duos over the last two seasons, Evans heads to the NFL regarded by most as one of the top two receiving prospects in this class along with Clemson's Sammy Watkins. The most impressive attribute of Evans' two-year career at Texas A&M may have been his consistency. He tallied four-plus catches in 25 of his 26 games and still had 57 yards the one time he didn't. He was named a first-team All-American as a sophomore last season after recording 69 receptions for a school-record 1,394 yards and 12 TDs. Evans saved his strongest performances for the Aggies' biggest games, totaling 18 catches, 566 yards and five TDs in SEC showdowns with Auburn and Alabama. Besides his impressive production, Evans possesses most of the physical tools scouts covet, with a big, strong build and a 37-inch vertical. He uses his body well, showing traces of his high-school basketball exploits when he beats out defenders to make a grab. After securing the ball, Evans is also a threat for extra yardage. However, he certainly doesn't come equipped with the agility of someone like Watkins, and some scouts aren't sure if he has enough speed to create downfield separation against NFL corners. He did dull some of that criticism at the combine with a faster-than-expected 4.53 40-yard dash. Evans is somewhat unpolished as a route runner and will have to refine his skills to succeed in the pros as opposed to relying on his superior physical abilities to dominate in college. Regardless, he's a sure-fire first-round pick with a chance to be selected in the top 10.