- AProjectionRound 1
- YearRS Junior
- Hand9 ⅞
- Arm34 ¾
Strong Points: Athleticism -- good feet, bend and overall quickness. Three-year starter. Long arms. Good snap reaction. Snap in his hips on contact. Strong and explosive. Gets movement with his run blocks. Looks to finish. Consistent pass blocker -- keeps his hands inside, can mirror, slide and recover. Good in space -- will adjust on the move.
Weak Points: Might lack ideal height for the position. He can run but doesn't look fast on pulls. Only played one year at left tackle. Plays mostly from a 2-point stance and can get tall at times in run game. Gets his shoulders turned at times in pass protection. Did not play in the LSU bowl game.
The Way We See It: Evans is a fourth-year junior and a three-year starter for Oklahoma. Started at right tackle from 2016-17, moving to left tackle last year. Appears to lack ideal height but has long arms and good quickness and athleticism for the position. After playing right tackle for two seasons, he doesn't always take proper angles when setting in pass pro, but that should be easily correctable. He is tough, strong and competitive, consistently looking to finish. Easily has enough athleticism and lateral agility to play on the left side in the NFL. Young and has a lot of upside. Should come in and play right away as a rookie. Might start off at guard or right tackle but will be a left tackle after gaining some experience. A top OT talent in this draft.