Mike Evans, Brandon Marshall working out together before camp

AP

Before the draft, Mike Evans got compared to two current NFL wide receivers more than any others.

Buccaneers teammate Vincent Jackson and the other was Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall have the same imposing size and impressive athletic ability that Evans showed while he was at Texas A&M, leading many to point to the duo as a sign of what Evans could become once he hit the NFL. Evans got to spend the spring working with Jackson and he’s spending the early part of his summer working with Marshall.

Both men are training with Fit Speed Athletic Performance in Florida and the company has shared a slew of photos and videos of the two wideouts working out with several other athletes at their facility.

Evans may be able to learn more than general tips about how to succeed as a big wideout in today’s NFL. Marshall played with Bucs quarterback Josh McCown in Chicago the last two years and he could give Evans some insight into how to make the man throwing the balls send more of them his way. Evans may not need them as McCown has already talked about the comfort level he has with wideouts built like Evans and Jackson, but it couldn’t hurt Evans’ attempt to make a big impact as a rookie.

13 responses to “Mike Evans, Brandon Marshall working out together before camp

  1. Not sure I like this as a Bears fan. I LOVE what Marshall did for Alshon Jeffery… but not so keen on the idea of him doing that for other teams’ young studs. Especially teams in the NFC who could wind up competing with the Bears for a postseason berth this year.

  2. Evans will end up being the best first round receiver drafted this year. Dude is humble, working, and driven. Really liked his interviews before and after the draft as well. I’m no where near a Bucs fan, but this was a great pick.

  3. Training with a rookie, throwing aside the fact that this rookie plays for an NFC team that faces the Bears this year sounds like a Brandon Marshall thing to do. He’s trained with a lot of fellow NFLers, regardless of who they play for.

    He and Cutler worked out with Teddy Bridgewater earlier in the offseason, albeit before the Vikings drafted him.

  4. Two NFC teams. Two wild cards on the line. This will likely pay big dividends for Evans and the Bucs. And it may net the Bears some time off early in January if the Bucs get into the playoffs because of the McCown-Evans connection.

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