Buccaneers: 5 elite receivers that fall short of Mike Evans

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Mike Evans has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during the last six years and has a leg up on many of his peers who get more recognition.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a history of questionable first round draft choices. Mike Evans has flipped the narrative on that script and been excellent during his time as a Buccaneer.

Mike Evans has been one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL despite occasional below average play from the rest of his offense. The Buccaneer offense has seen periods of success and stretches of meritocracy but Mike Evans has remained consistent.

Evans has caught passes from players like Jameis Winston, Mike Glennon, and Ryan Fitzpatrick all to the same result: success. At a certain point it appears that Mike Evans would be successful even if he was being thrown to by a punter.

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While he has been on an incredible run of success, one that rivals that of Randy Moss, Mike Evans has failed to receive the accolades that a player of his caliber deserves.

During his time in the NFL Mike Evans has three Pro-Bowl selections and has been a Second-team All-Pro only once. Evans has also been able to do this on a far less complete team and with inconsistencies at quarterback when compared to some of his peers.

Evans has shown that year after year he can be a WR1 and is capable of some highlight reel-worthy plays. Evans’ strengths have been his consistency and his physicality which is rivaled by few in the league.

While Mike Evans may not be the flashiest name in the NFL, it is time that he starts to get the recognition that he deserves. Evans is one of the best receivers in the league and should clearly be seen as such, especially when compared to other receivers.