After Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans made an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft dialed up NBCSN for a previously-scheduled visit to Pro Football Talk.
Asked to identify his best trait, Evans pointed to his physicality. And he said he’s most proud of his willingness to block.
“[I]n high school I played for a running team, so I had to make sure I knew how to block,” Evans told Erik Kuselias. “And then you know I got to college and Coach [Kevin] Sumlin and [receivers coach] David Beaty said, ‘If you don’t block, you don’t play.’ That’s what their motto was, so you know I had to block and I just like helping my teammates out as much as possible.”
Asked if he’d rather catch a touchdown pass or level a defensive back who didn’t see it coming, springing a teammate for a score, Evans didn’t hesitate.
“Let me level a guy,” Evans said. “If it’s clean. If it’s clean, no flag. Yeah, definitely.”
At six-five and 240 pounds, we’ve got a feeling that Evans will be doing plenty of leveling at the next level.