Zach Evans
Zach Evans  RB  Ole Miss | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Zach Evans
Height
6-0
Weight
215
College
Ole Miss
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Houston, TX
85.8/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank (RB)
4.42
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
936
Rush AVG
6.5
Rush TDs
9
Receptions
12
Rec YDs
119

Zach Evans RB Ole Miss | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Zach Evans RB Ole Miss
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Overall Rank: #62 Position Rank: #3 (RB)
Height: 6-0 (76%*)
Weight: 215 (55%*)
Weight: 215 (55%*)
Date of Birth: 05/30/2001 Age: 21.8
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Overall Rank: #62 Position Rank: #3 (RB)
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 215 (55%*)
Age: 21.8 DOB: 05/30/2001
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 85.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
82%
Break Tackles:
79%
Receiving/Hands:
58%
Pass Blocking:
34%
Run Blocking:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #3
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 633
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 90/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #16 Pos Rank: #1
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Ovr Rank: #33 Pos Rank: #3
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Zach Evans from North Shore High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Evans joined TCU.

In 2020 as a freshman Evans saw action in 9 games for the Horned Frogs as he ran for a decent 415 yards on 54 attempts for an elite 7.7 yards per carry, with 4 TDs, with one fumble. As a receiver he made only 8 receptions for 76 yards.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 6 games. and rushed for a decent 648 yards on 92 carries for an elite 7.0 ypc, with 5 TDs, with one fumble. In the passing game he pulled in only 10 receptions for 130 yards.

After the end of the year Evans transferred to Ole Miss where as a junior Evans saw action in 11 games for the Rebels. He ran for an impressive 893 yards on 136 attempts for an elite 6.6 ypc, with 8 TDs, with 3 fumbles. As a receiver he made only 8 receptions for 93 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Demonstrated the ability to track the ball over his shoulder. Good flexibility and balance to adjust to the poorly thrown pass. Good vision and patience for screens.
  • Evans has the straight-line speed to outrun angles, and his flexibility allows him to turn the corner on the perimeter and stay near top speed as Evans does; he’s especially effective on fly sweeps.
  • Strong interior runner. Quickly presses the line of scrimmage and has the burst to get through the line of scrimmage and into the second level quickly. A classic North-South runner who doesn't waste time moving laterally.
  • His initial burst is excellent, and he’s capable of running out of a traditional setup or taking the ball lined up next to a quarterback in shotgun.
  • Evans consistently falls forward, and he will also bounce off of or shake loose from a couple of tackles to turn minimal gains into big runs.
  • He’s a creative runner, finding cut-back lanes and often looking like a return specialist on some of his longer runs.
  • His stop-start ability in traffic, exceptional balance, lateral agility and body control allow him to squeeze out chunks of yardage when it appears that nothing is there.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Despite good timed speed Evans really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation as a receiver
  • He sometimes gets too upright and fails to run behind his pads.
  • Evans doesn’t have much ability as a run blocker or the violent run-after-catch ability.
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How other scouting services rate Zach Evans (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
77.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
5.0