Players Vote Mike Evans No. 75

May 20th, 2015

mike evans 1201NFL players have spoken.

The votes — exclusively from players — are in. And Mike Evans was honored tonight by landing in the NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2015. Evans is No. 75.

Yeah, some fans scoff at the rankings, largely because of questionable past results, such as Tim Tebow getting in after leading the Broncos to the playoffs. However, Joe thinks the Top 100 is pretty cool. Anytime your peers want to reward you, that’s worthy of pride.

The Buccaneers have a rookie representative previously: mattress-in-the-yard Mike Williams was No. 83 for 2011. Leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman (No. 86) also made it that year.

Among other Bucs honored since the feature began a handful of years ago, Lavonte David debuted at 35th last year, while Gerald McCoy checked in at No. 28, the highest ranking of his career. Donald Penn was 97th following the 2011 season, and Vincent Jackson checked in at No. 44 for 2014.

28 Responses to “Players Vote Mike Evans No. 75”

  1. Digga101 Says:

    Da## already a top 100

  2. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Hes gonna be a beast for years. Lets hope he stays a buc for his career. Lets hope the Bucs start building a winner like the hockey team from Tampa I am watching right now!!!

  3. matt Says:

    He will he the best buc receiver to ever play if he stays here

  4. ChessMaster Says:

    I like his attitude, his play, and how he carries himself. Oh….he is also awesome at leaping over cars!

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “America’s Wide Receiver” should’ve been rated higher. After all, he is now the WR of the Messiah, Jameis Winston, who I’m sure is #1 on Joe’s list, followed by Johnny Rehab.

    Seriously though, this is just a player’s version of the Pro Bowl voting. Popularity contest. Watch Odell Beckham Jr. get the top spot.

  6. FortMyersDave Says:

    WalkDaPlank: anytime someone from one of the big coin NY franchises is up against a Buc (or anyone from the NFC South for that matter) you know darned well who is going to win. Hopefully Evans can use the snub for locker room ammo when the Bucs play the G-men next season and I really hope the game will still be relevant for more than the Bucs’ draft position by the time it rolls around…

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    I haven’t looked at the rankings. Can someone list all the WRs listed 1-100 please

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    …oh yeah. GO BOLTS!!!

  9. FortMyersDave Says:

    Oh yeah, how about Kucherov in OT! Did not think the Bolts would get this one after Bishop gave up #5 with 2 minutes left but a ****ing nice win! Any win against one of those NY franchises is always good! Go Bolts!

  10. Buc-A-New Says:

    Mucho Kudos to ME13. Awesome to be so recognized by your superiors.

  11. Buc-A-New Says:

    I pretty much appreciate what you say more and more walkda. Kudos friend

  12. WS99 Says:

    The block on Newman alone is worth 70 at minimum. ODB had 1300 yards and 12 tds in 12 games that’s easily top ten. Benjamin besting Evans on the list should be hugely motivating. We got ourselves a rivalry fellas Cam vs Winner and Benjamin vs Evans.

  13. Andrew 1 Says:

    How many times have we seen a bucs player explode onto the scene their first year only to mysteriously hit the decline thereafter? I’ve lost count. So far so good, but I want to see it done for more than one year before I start giving props to Evans. At around year 3 you can let your guard down and say he’s arrived.

  14. lurker Says:

    he’s not even the best receiver in his draft.

  15. Chris Says:

    You forgot Doug Martin made the list his rookie year

  16. Ray Rice Says:

    Savage Mike! What else can be said.

  17. Patrick in VA Says:

    Sometimes I wonder why some of you people even bother following this team. Everything they do is wrong, every player we have is bad or the ones that are playing well are having a fluke of a season and they’re going to come back down to Earth. I just don’t get what brings you back. If you’re not going to pull for the team and hope for the best then what are you even doing here?

  18. MadMax Says:

    Its such a funny but TRUE fact of life….when we have what we WANT and its fitting a NEED, the squeaky wheels are well lubed. I LOVE seeing the comment numbers low on our BIG SUCCESSES like Evans, GMC, David, & Vjax!

    Not much to complain about, so not much is said…….LOVE IT!

  19. bucs4lyfe Says:

    is that the Bengal evans jacked up and slammed to the ground when he was blocking lol

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think he is ranked better than he should be. It’s based on last years performance, not this years potential.

    Certainly he should be on the list, but not there.

    We’ve seen many one year wonders in Tampa. He still has to prove he’s not that.

    I would have placed him in mid to late 90s.

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Well said Patrick,some of these arse holes make me scratch my head everyday with the negative a$$ commentary. But I guess that’s the way it gose here in Bucc land. Some of us can fore see and believe as a result. Others won’t believe until they see results. Many of whom will still gripe and complain when it happens.

  22. drdneast Says:

    Patrick, as I have said before, the people who continue to make negative comments out here are usually trolls and fans from other teams.
    Robert 9 was outed a couple of days ago as a Miami Dolphins fan.
    I have outed a few myself.
    Like most trolls, they generally lead sad pathetic lives at home with their mommy’s who still fix them lunch and enable their unemployment.

  23. Patrick in VA Says:

    @drdneast – In my head I know that that’s the case, but I just can’t seem to reconcile with myself that there are actually people out there who have so little going for them that they not only have the time on hand to troll sites that are devoted to a team that they follow but get to know that other team to the point where they’re able to nit pick about even depth players and practice squad guys.

    A few years ago I tried to follow the 49ers as a foster team because I needed to have a team that was in the hunt once the Bucs were inevitably ousted from playoff contention way earlier than I cared for. It’s exhausting trying to get to know another team that way. The trolls on this site need to literally have nothing else going on in their lives. It’s astounding.

  24. MadMax Says:

    trolls need food…… dont feed them 🙂

  25. Celly Says:

    MadMax Says:
    May 21st, 2015 at 9:15 am

    trolls need food…… dont feed them 🙂

    That’s what i’ve started doing. Make one attempt to have a real conversation with them. After that, i don’t even bother any more. Just scroll right past their comments.

    I remember a lot of people saying that they could never support a team that drafted Jameis, yet here they are, still on the board, following religiously.

  26. lurker Says:

    wtf you all b1thcin about?

  27. ATrain Says:

    Evans should be top 20, He did want he did with a crap QB

  28. MayneOne Says:

    He should’ve been ranked alot higher. I see him as a 1500 yd receiver the next few years.