Round 2: Justin Evans, S, Texas A&M
The Buccaneers filled a big need when they drafted Justin Evans in the second round. Evans provides depth to a position which was sorely in need of depth. Tampa’s safeties have been their Achilles heel for several years now but with Evans, they may have a long-term solution.
Justin Evans’ skill set shows that he is a ball hawk type safety that can also lay the wood. Evans coverage skills will be a welcome addition as that is what Chris Conte struggled with at times. Evans also has the ability to return kicks, another area where the Bucs have struggled for years.
Tampa drafted Evans in hopes that he can come in and compete for a starting spot. While Evans shows solid coverage skills and is a big hitter, he also shows poor tackling technique which will prevent him from starting the season as a starting safety. However, I do believe that he could gain the starting role as the season progresses.