Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs Select Mike Evans With No. 7 Pick in 2014 NFL Draft


After months of speculation, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Much of the speculation regarding the Buccaneers was for Evans’ A&M teammate, Johnny Manziel, but ultimately the Bucs got their guy.

The Buccaneers have a similar receiver in Vincent Jackson that he can learn from, and Mike Evans will likely be his eventual replacement. When Bucs GM Jason Licht spoke to the media about the first round selection, he said the Buccaneers have “twin towers” pairing with Evans and Jackson.

Tampa still has needs at guard, quarterback, and wide receiver at this time. With their lack of picks, it is doubtful they move back into the first round.

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  • Galaxy Pro

    wtf, Johhny Football is there and they select the guy he threw to… fucking pathetic, make a stand ah’s
    Oh, must be the only guy to catch his passes, now I get it. Johnny Football was so bad that only this guy could catch his passes. I wish they had some balls to draft him.

    • Jayson Kaplan

      So Chad Pennington made Randy Moss what he was?
      Evans’ game translates immediately to the NFL and in particular to the offense the Bucs will likely run. Manziel wasn’t even guaranteed to start this season if we did pick him and whether or not he will translate to the NFL remains to be seen.