Mike Evans will attend draft, visit Philly

AP

Not long before the Eagles made the not-surprising-but-still-stunning decision to part ways with receiver DeSean Jackson, a young wideout entering the 2014 NFL draft told PFT Live that he’ll be visiting Philly soon.

Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, a top-10 prospect, said he’ll visit the Eagles on Monday.

Evans didn’t mention any other teams he’ll be visiting, although there surely will be.  And there surely will be a trip by Evans to New York City in early May.  Evans said he’s been invited to the draft, and he’ll be going.

I haven’t been invited to the draft, but I’ll be going anyway.  And Evans likely will be drafted long before the Eagles are on the clock.

Unless the Eagles trade up.  And they cut a guy today who could have been ammunition in an effort to slide up to the top 10.

15 responses to “Mike Evans will attend draft, visit Philly

  1. The Eagles really screwed up by not figuring out how to salvage the situation. If you are going to do this today, then you are a MORON for not figuring it out in the past and trading him when the price was HIGH. And the statement they issued, that’s just embarrassing.

  2. Nobody was going to trade for a small WR and give him a contract in excess of $11 million/year. The guy was upset about making $10.5 million. When he is not happy he does not play well because he does give 100%. Nobody is going to give a WR with his small frame the money he wants. He thinks he is Calvin Johnson. The next team that signs him will learn that after 2 years he will want a new contract.

  3. I mean they could not get anything for Desean? Anything? Really? Crazy hard to believe that no one was willing to offer some low round pick.

  4. Mike Evans is awesome — he bailed JF alot the past two years. Whoever ends up with him is getting a great player.

  5. “Dude” will be gone long before the Eagles can even pick up a phone. This routine is simply called “going through the motions.”

  6. Evans will be long gone, and so will Watkins. Eagles will be looking at adding another PAC-10 player and drafting Marquise Lee.

  7. I don’t think Evans will be around when the Eagles pick. Plus, they will need to replace Jackson’s speed. Mike Evans mostly does the same thing that Riley Cooper does right now (i.e, big physical receiver who gets downfield, catches jump balls, and is a red zone threat). Neither are exactly slow, but they wouldn’t be considered burners, either. Both of them ran 4.53 40s at their respective combines.

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