Mike Evans: Record Setter

May 8th, 2014

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If new Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is half the receiver he is in the NFL as he was in college, then he will be a very nice complement during Vincent Jackson’s remaining years as a Buccaneer.

Last year, Evans became a record-holder for the Texas A&M Aggies, which is saying something given the rich history of the school’s football program, notes Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle.

Evans set the A&M record in both receiving yards in a game (287) and season (1,394) and leaves behind not only an incredible highlight reel, but also quite an impression of toughness, even as a former high school basketball player at Galveston Ball who only turned to football as a senior in high school.

Though Joe isn’t wild about drafting a clone of Vincent Jackson (Joe would have loved a speed demon to stretch the field), the fact that Evans has only played three years of football intrigues Joe. Dude is still learning the game.

Now the question is, after Josh McCown’s contract dries up after the 2015 season, who is going to throw him the ball?

36 Responses to “Mike Evans: Record Setter”

  1. Kramden Says:

    7th round – “value” pick Jeff Mathews QB Cornell

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Love this kid. Kramden are you Cornell alumni?

  3. Tampa2Dominates Says:

    We know who will through him the ball Joe. Mike Glennon. Close your eyes and just let it sink in. Mike Glennon.

  4. BucPuck Says:

    Players are dropping. Huge value for us at 6 in second round.

  5. Tampa2Dominates Says:

    I don’t forget when I posted on this site in 2011 how it was ridiculous to suggest the Bucs look at replacing Josh Freeman. I said they should start looking for another quarterback. I was told we need to give him time. I challenge any one visit pro-football reference and check the numbers. NO BUCS ROOKIE QUARTERBACK had better numbers as a rookie then Glennon. Glennon will be our franchise quarterback.

  6. Jim Walker Says:

    The Bucs seem to be chasing their tails in the drafts. Tarnard Jackson dictates drafting Mark Barron. Stylez G White dictates the drafting of Adrien Clayborne. LaGarrett Blount dictates drafting Doug Martin. They get rid of Talib and give a first rounder for Revis, who they cut. Now they cut Williams and are forced to draft a WR.

    Why are our drafts being dictated by character issues from previous drafts? That is drafting re-actively instead of proactively. Not a good way to run an organization.

  7. Ryan Says:

    Teddy B and Carr still available for 2nd round but we have other needs at the O line and Defense. Manziel will have a tough time playing in Cleveland where good college Qb’s end up busting hard. VJ is 31 years old and Evans will eventually replace him as #1 so he has a great veteran to teach him the game and who knows what will happen in the next 6 rounds.

  8. Greg Says:

    @ Joe, Stork of course, Lovie already said he’s the QB of the future!

  9. Tampa2Dominates Says:

    I don’t necessarily disagree with Jim Walker. However, unlike those other situations, you can hold the current group responsible for the decisions made by other GM and coaching staff. While they hit on David, the missed on Kuechly, we took a safety to high and missed out a dominate linebacker to team with david.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hey 87…..

    Mike Evans is coming to Tampa!!!

    Sammy @ 7 didn’t happen for me but….I’m still happy with the pick.

    We should be able to pick a really good player in round 2….

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Jim Walker

    That’s a good pick, but you also have to remember it’s from previous regimes. I mean, the whole reason we get a new coach is to fix the mess ups, right?

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think we get another WR in round 5, unless the pick is traded away.

    Vikings traded back into first round, darn it! There goes a QB!

  13. bucrightoff Says:

    Time to accept it Joe, Mike Glennon is the future whether you want him to be or not. Support him, embrace him, accept him. Or don’t and keep crying while we all laugh. Whichever you’d prefer.

  14. Tampa2Dominates Says:

    Couldn’t agree more Bucrightoff!

  15. Greg Says:

    I can’t remember which poster said “In Lovie we trust (but need to verify)”, but he and Licht are not starting out on the right foot with all the lousy picks (or lack of picks) they got for the guys we lost, to the conservative pick tonight. I’m afraid Lovie era will be one where we get close to the top of the mountain, but can never get over the top! Guess that’s better than the crap we’ve put on the field the last 5 years, but I want more than that. I want championships, and am already doubting these two.

  16. rayjay1122 Says:

    Bridgewater is gone now. We should just trade our 2nd round pick for a bunch of camp meat. I don’t really care anymore.

  17. Jim Walker Says:

    I guess it really comes down to terrible hiring of Morris and Schiano. They make the same mistakes over and over again. Then again, if the Bucs had drafted a QB I could make the same argument that they are replacing bad character in Freeman.

    We need more stand up guys in the locker room and less cancers. I’ll try to be more optimistic, but the Bucs woes wont be solved this year.

  18. Andrew 1 Says:

    Its a damn good pick. said it before the draft, Mike Evans is responsible for making Johnny boy even relevant. Its just a shame Joe couldn’t realize that.

  19. Greg Says:

    @ RayJay–agreed. I can be a member of the pirate ship crew again this year, think I’ll pass and go out on my boat instead!

  20. rayjay1122 Says:

    I will be a huge Glennon fan this year. He is going to make me a lot of money betting the under on Bucs games. You go Glennon! That is looking at the glass half full.

  21. Jim Walker Says:

    They also nailed it with Demar Dotson who is the unsung hero of last year.

  22. Greg Says:

    @ RayJay, there you go, at least one way Stork can help Bucs fans is covering the under!

  23. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ rayjay

    Glennon wont be playing this year. Its going to be McCown for all 16. After the seasons over… its anybody’s guess.

  24. lurker Says:

    i didn’t care for the lovie hire but he says he took the year off to reflect. i liked the tedford hire and am ok with evans, because at least it wasn’t defense.

    i still think glennon is not the answer, but damn, i wanna see this team play some games. also, glennon having the best bucs rookie qb record means squat…lol.

  25. zam Says:

    I kinda feel like this was the least pleasing pick I could imagine. A draft that’s historically deep in wide receiver, and we burn a 7th on one? This may NEVER come again.

    Evans seems like a good kid, I just find it deflating to get pretty much exactly what we already got. Clearly they’ll ditch VJax as soon as his contract allows it. Which may pay off in value, but isn’t going to equal wins right away.

    We’ve replaced Williams for no real reason, and we still have huge gaps in the o-line, nowhere near a dominating tight end, and let me check, oh yeah, no quarterback.

    Also if Cleveland was willing to swap places with Minnesota, then surely there was a deal to be struck with somebody for our pick. A trade down had to be possible.

    Yuck so far.

  26. Tampa2Dominates Says:

    @lurker I wanted to point out that Mike Glennon had the best production of any rookie we have ever had. Does that mean he is an All-Pro, Future Hall of Famer. No. But if we can give Vinny Testeverde time, and we give Trent Dilfer time and Josh Freeman time, can we give the guy that has shown something for the franchise another year. I mean if it doesnt work out, then it doesnt. There is no guarantee any of the Quarterbacks this year are franchise caliber, including Johnny Manziel. If all these Glennon haters are right, then we will be picking between Winston, Marietta, and Hundley next year anyways.

  27. rayjay1122 Says:

    @andrew….why are you trying to kill my buzz. Lol. I am just having fun with this. Evans is an OK pick. I have been a Bucs fan through back to back 2-14 seasons with Leeman Bennett as coach and I will always be a Bucs fan. That is a curse my Father passed down to me. Lol. I just don’t expect much anymore.

  28. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Zam

    I agree, it would be demoralizing if we would have replaced exactly what we already had, but we didnt. Mike Evans is a legit number 1 WR in waiting, something Mike Williams would never have been. look at it this way, instead of have a number 1 and a number 2 WRs with Mike Williams, we now have two number 1 WRs. Not only that, but he should be Vincent Jackson’s replacement in the not so distant future. lol and i hear you about the O line, but the draft is far from over.

  29. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ rayjay

    And rightfully so. The fact is the bucs haven’t given any of us much to expect in recent years, but all I can speak to is this pick specifically. With this guys talent, he alone brings some new and much needed optimism.

  30. Eric Says:

    Very deflating.



  31. Greg Says:

    Agreed Eric!

  32. Andrew 1 Says:

    Not only that, but who better to learn from than Vincent Jackson. I’m sure Vincent Jackson will appreciate someone who is actually interested in taking his advice and becoming better.

  33. Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    They can draft Derek Carr- who I’ve said all along was the target.
    Then trade Glennon for a 2nd round pick, and draft Kony Ealy-DE

  34. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I don’t know what Draft you guys were watching, but I thought we just became a much more potent offense after selecting Evans! Now a few O-line upgrades and we can take back the South!

  35. RJBucnut Says:

    Hometown STUD Aaron Murray!!! Mike Fricking Evans baby!!!! I’m stoked.

  36. gatorkmk77 Says:

    “Tampa2Dominates Says:
    May 9th, 2014 at 12:16 am
    @lurker I wanted to point out that Mike Glennon had the best production of any rookie we have ever had. Does that mean he is an All-Pro, Future Hall of Famer. No. But if we can give Vinny Testeverde time, and we give Trent Dilfer time and Josh Freeman time, can we give the guy that has shown something for the franchise another year.”

    the difference between all of those guys and Glennon is that they showed flashes that they might be better/more consistent in the future. Glennon looked like a below average QB, who was going to stay that way. There was nothing Glennon did that you thought “Wow, if he could just do that all the time he would be great”