Draft Profile: BioFollowing high school, Evans II opted to join Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
In 2018 as a freshman Evans II saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 63 snaps for the Golden Lions. He allowed just 2 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in just 2 games and a total of 141 snaps. He conceded just one QB hurry, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2020 as a junior Evans II saw action in 6 games and totaled 383 snaps. He gave up 5 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2021 as a senior Evans II saw action in 11 games and played a total of 671 snaps for the Golden Lions. He allowed 12 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at left tackle.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Evans II saw action in 10 games and played a total of 636 snaps for the Golden Lions. He allowed 12 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Evans gets off the snap quickly, and Evans is consistently able to generate movement at the point of attack, typically finishing those blocks strong.
- In the run game, he plays with a mean streak and does a nice job generating a push at the initial point of attack. He can get outside and does a decent job landing blocks in space.
- Evans will have a chance to develop as a right tackle or possibly inside at guard, where he could be an interesting prospect for a zone-blocking team. If nothing else, that versatility is enough to make him at least a quality reserve.
- Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement.
- In the run game, he explodes off the line of scrimmage and consistently gets out to the second level to do damage.
- Showing some nastiness to his game, he will sustain blocks through the whistle, thriving when he’s in the phone booth.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- His physical gifts were enough to get by against collegiate opponents, but Evans had trouble with bull rushers when facing quality competition, which is potentially a problem in the NFL.
- Lacks ideal movement skills in the run game. He’ll get to the second level, but he tends to lock on to a path toward his target and then struggles if he has to adjust.
- Too often is pushed back into the pocket during pass protection becaus~ he bends at the waist rather than at the knees. Relies more on precise angles than physicality in the running game.
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