Justin Evans-S-Texas A&M
Size: 6’0 199lbs

Justin Evans

Strengths:

  • High motor
  • Aggressive
  • Hard hitter
  • Soft hands
  • Acceleration

Analysis: Justin Evans is a tremendous athlete who was heralded as a baseball pitcher, and receiver and defensive back in football coming out of high school. Has feet and hips for easy toggle between backpedal and angled shuffle as high safety. Ball skills of a slot receiver. Plays with excellent passion for the game. Can snare at the highest point thanks to well-timed leaps, great arm extension and supple hands. Big accelerator to close out crossing routes and disrupt the passing lane. Very good plant-and-go twitch. Looks to make plays taking aggressive routes to the ball. Fast with ability to range over the top from high safety. Seeks out collisions and doesn’t shrink from contact. Want to know how hard Justin Evans hits? Just search YouTube for the hit that completely laid-out Alabama’s Derrick Henry in a 2015 game. Wrap-up tackler who explodes into target and runs his feet through the finish. Two stats that speak to me, he gave up an average of just 8.3 yards per reception and two touchdowns in 2016 while intercepting four passes and breaking up eight. His cover-2 grade ranked third-best among FBS safeties in 2016. He did not give up a reception longer than 14 yards after September this season.

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to distinguish between ball and man
  • Too aggressive at times
  • Needs to wrap up better
  • Can add more bulk to frame

Analysis: Justin Evans needs improved eye-balance. Has issues splitting focus between ball and man. From second level, hyper-focuses on receiver keys and is late finding running back headed his way. In his strengths aggression was a positive, but it can also be a negative—-his aggressive nature could make him a play-action target on pro level. Inconsistent seeing and breaking on throws from high safety. Needs to come to balance in tackle-ready position more quickly on third-level stops. His heart is bigger than his body. Needs more bulk to withstand fallout from his physical play. Gets stuck to blocking tight ends from slot and struggles to unglue.

NFL Comparison: Earl Thomas

Draft Projection: Round 2-3

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