New Return Man?

April 28th, 2017

Rookie returner?

Joe is troubled reading about and hearing about new safety Justin Evans’ lack of wrapping up on tackles, which drives Joe just up a wall and down. It may be Joe’s biggest pet peeve this side of warm beer.

However, the Bucs may have found the answer to their dreadful kick return team.

This Evans was fantastic as a return man. Last season for the Aggies, the Bucs’ new second-round pick averaged 28.5 yards a kick return, 15 returns for 428 yards. Not too shabby at all. By comparison, the Bucs averaged a lousy 14.6 per kick return, worst in the NFL.

72 Responses to “New Return Man?”

  1. lurker Says:

    also had a kickoff return for td

  2. Jimmy Says:

    Don’t know much about this guy. Was this really a “safe” pick?

  3. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    It felt like a big reach!

  4. Destinjohnny Says:

    Jason reached

  5. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    Never heard this guy mentioned. I really have no idea about this pick, it could be total boom or bust and I wouldn’t see it coming. Don’t get why we would draft someone like that this early

  6. Skipper Says:

    2nd rounder on a kick returner? Hope he can play safety as well. Surprised we passed on Willis and Walker for this guy.

  7. theodore Says:

    Evans can miss a tackle and give up a touchdown, then receive the kick and take it to the house. Perfect fit.

  8. Warthog Says:

    Jason panicked when the RBs went. SAD!

  9. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Athletic HARD hitting safety. Slight reach, but a “Safer” pick then Obi bust.

  10. Joeypoppems Says:

    If he is going to be the starting FS I dont want to see him on special teams at all.

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    Oh my Licht is at the end of the day an average at best talent evaluator with serious issues making pressure picks. What a sht show

  12. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Joe is being overly negative. If you r worried about the pick, go check out what scouts are saying about him

  13. Birdman Says:

    Guys this is NOT a drill!!! Lance Zerlein literally says in Evans’ bio on that he is “soft spoken, but carries a walloping stick.”
    This sounds like our kind of dude, fellas!!!😂😂😂
    You can use this for an article Joe, I wouldn’t be mad!

  14. Deenice07 Says:

    An instant upgrade to what we’re currently working with at safety, just don’t know how much that is really sayin though 🤔

  15. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Well Walter has him at a 4.5 40 but someone said that was on a bad hammy and he’s actually quite fast as in 4.4.

    Let’s hope because the Panthers just loaded up with some lightning…two of the fastest prospects in the draft…McCaffery and super fast Curtis Samuel. We’ll need some speed to match up against these guys!!!

    Although again I’d like to stop them at the origin right after the snap. I’d like a disruptive DL…why I would have preferred Walker. Then again maybe Smitty really values the safety position…perhaps even more than others in the league.

  16. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Whole bunch of whiny babies

  17. DallasBuc Says:

    “Safe” Licht = I hate my bobbleheaded testicleless life
    At Tampa’s expense

  18. firethecannons Says:

    His rating per nfl was 5.82
    last year falcons first round Keanu Neal=5.88
    sounds like good value

  19. Warthog Says:



  20. Gencoimports Says:

    Walter gave us a B grade for the pick. Judging by his tape, the kid should play on our Fg blocking unit as well.

    Needs some coaching, but hopefully he will work out for us.

  21. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    You said it GOAT. And you nailed it.

  22. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    His junior highlights show him using his shoulder mostly to blast guys. Went high a lot leading with his head. His senior highlights show far more wrap ups plus good hands on a couple picks. Mostly though, he flies to the ball and through the ball carrier. Teach him to tackle and he’s gonna be a monster. Great nickname too – the Eraser!

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Dude sounds and looks(tape) like a flag magnet.

  24. lurker Says:

    via rotoworld

    Bucs selected Texas A&M S Justin Evans with the No. 50 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.
    Evans (6’0/199) spent his junior and senior seasons in College Station after transferring from community college, starting both years and tallying six tackles for loss with five interceptions. SEC coaches voted him second-team all-conference in 2016. Evans also played special teams, averaging an impressive 28.5 yards per kick return as a senior. Physical with plus ball skills, Evans flashed combination free-strong safety ability with outstanding range on tape. He is a springy athlete with a 41 ½-inch vertical and 10-foot-9 broad jump. Evans’ main flaw is a tendency to miss tackles due to over-aggressiveness. Regardless, he is an upside prospect in the D.J. Swearinger mold

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    We had a hard hitting safety…his name was Goldson. Flag machine.

  26. NJBucsFan Says:

    Evans is a hitter. Will look good in a BUCS uni. Too much saltiness about Cook

  27. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    His comp is Karl Joseph and as I recall people where whining that we should draft him.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    Better find that rb in the 3rd unless you know something about “good” Dougie coming back for us.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    You can teach tackling – I’m not to worried about that. The kid apparently has much better speed than what he tested and lead the team in INTs last season – and he hits hard. Sounds like he goes for big plays rather than making solid plays, but assuming he’s not a dunce you can teach him up.

  30. rayjay1122 Says:

    @87…… I was thinking the same thing. Flag magnet.

  31. firethecannonss Says:

    last year Saints second rounder Vonn Bell 5.69
    this kid=5.82
    he sounds very athletic and passionate, looking to lay the wood, just misses sometimes. good ball skills–4 interceptions
    not perfect but good

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    ESPN let me down mightly. No highlights of this kid. I hope he is a heavy hitter like I was asking for earlier. Joe if you could be so kind as to post some clips it would be much appreciated.

  33. Gencoimports Says:

    JimmyJack, there are clips on an earlier Joe post.

  34. DallasBuc Says:

    Jason Licht does not deserve credit for obvious fall in your lap decisions. This guy is an absolute train wreck with Tampa franchise capital.

  35. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Dallus, do you realize how irrational you sound right now, we got O.J. Howard in the first round, we’re 2 picks in, and we won’t truly know anything until the games are played.

    Hold you’re horses my dude. You were doing so well.

    Just rip on Nosbos again to blow off some steam. Lol I kid.

  36. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    dallas your drunk

  37. Mojiska Says:

    He was my gav 2nd round safety.

  38. Buccfan37 Says:

    I didn’t see any flags on his highlights. The hustle is there, a fierce hitter, what’s not to like about his potential. This guy will be good.

  39. lurker Says: had us taking him at 50. haha

  40. JabooBuc Says:

    DallasBuc literally knows nothing. What an asshat.

  41. Eric Says:

    I thought we had bad tackling covered.

  42. DallasBuc Says:

    Not okay Blake. This is typical sht from the guy that has to act like the smartest guy in the room but doesn’t know that everyone is aware. And in this case everyone is aware this dude is still available next round or tomorrow.
    Licht does not get credit for easy picks, sorry. No credit for filling in the bubble with a No.2 pencil. Sht is unreasonably repetitive and shtty.

  43. JabooBuc Says:

    Interesting because he was a projected 2nd or 3rd round pick. Once again, DallasBuc know nothing.

  44. DallasBuc Says:

    I half expect him to draft AguaOh,no again thinking in 2017 he might kick better. Rest of the GMs are enjoying his wheeling and dealing!

  45. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    On top of that Dallas Downer the highlights of this kid are impressive. Looks like a thumper that flies to the ball. I will trust the scouts and guys that get paid to do this over the most miserable fan in America who just spouts hatred at all times.

  46. The kid Says:

    Pups he really be worse than Chris Conte
    Give em a chance

  47. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Chris Sims and crew love this pick on B/R

  48. The kid Says:

    So my first comment is a typo
    “Could” he really be worse than Chris Conte

  49. DallasBuc Says:

    Jaboo, why exactly is it that interesting as a slight on me that in a sliding draft this player is better at mid 2 than mid 3 given your own base argument?

  50. DallasBuc Says:

    Aww, now I’m just not positive enough for the fanboys tonight. No one accused me of that last night. Must be the climate

  51. Brian Says:

    You are ridiculous DB… jesus H

  52. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    getting close

  53. DallasBuc Says:

    Oh, well Chris Simms thinks so…

  54. JabooBuc Says:

    My base argument is that you’re a troll who’s got a boner for Jason Licht. Give it up clown. Why should anyone take you seriously? Again, we are all sorry Jason never called you after wearing that ass out but get over it.

  55. DallasBuc Says:

    Holy sht with a catbird seat in round 2 we literally decide that we are not good enough to compete this year in front of the nation, our fans and the coaches and players. Smartest guy in the room …

  56. bucs_365 Says:

    Apparently, Jason Licht f**ked DallasBuc’s wife. The only thing that could explain this high level of irrational contempt.

  57. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Did you watch the video it was pretty good ! Just looking for positivity!like you know who’s good or not anyway I forgot your a nfl can’t miss scout lmao

  58. Mo_Downs Says:

    I hope that Chris Godwin is still available when we pick.

    Yeah, Im SALTY that the Bengals got Joe Mixon. With that passing game the Bengals just moved past the 1st Rd of the playoffs.

    Before I forget, NO OBI..??

    Ok, I guess we shouldn’t expect any “coaching-up” of the secondary.

  59. Lamarcus Says:

    No. This moves Joe and most of us wrong. DM is our guy this coming season. Clear. Doug is our back.

  60. Lamarcus Says:

    Sorry. This draft proves dm is our back this year.

  61. DallasBuc Says:

    Jaboo has one silly written narrative that he escapes to, repleat with ghay romance for the GM cause that’s the best football argument at all times, right?
    Jaboo is an easy road kinda guy. Not football so much

  62. Not there yet Says:

    He was an average returner that’s not his strength please stop torturing fans that believe your poor assessments on players and talent, you get people excited over nothing.. This is not the guy that will change Tampa being the worst in the nfl in that area.

    15 returns in a college season doesn’t really sound like a full time gig, that’s not nearly enough to call him fantastic

  63. DallasBuc Says:

    Stop lying out loud people and stop being happy with mediocre bulshht. You are all beaten dogs. We aren’t the Patriots or the Packers and never will be with guys Like Jason Licht who is more about his ego than Tampa. Stop kidding yourselves.

  64. JabooBuc Says:

    Interesting reply since you never come correct with any football knowledge. Just venom towards the GM which is why you’re just a troll. Fine to criticize if you bring some substance. My narrative is no more silly and makes as much since as yours given the lack of alternative information. Suck it troll.

  65. DallasBuc Says:

    Tampa fans are more excited about a savior and a slowly elusive tiny bit of national attention than they are about being great. Bobbleheaded Jason Licht knows this and knows the elasticity in your weak patience. He is using this fanbase horribly

  66. DallasBuc Says:

    If only I’d just be a popular fanboy. That way I don’t have to take all the pain from you heavies!?

  67. DallasBuc Says:

    Chris Godwin.
    I am wrong.
    All is forgiven.

  68. JabooBuc Says:

    ^^. Twit

  69. Hassan Arbubakkr Says:

    This makes no sense

  70. $acbuc$ Says:

    I was wrong about this kids I’m glad he’s a Buc. Straight thumper!

  71. DallasBuc Says:

    Makes zero sense, really

  72. Owlykat Says:

    The Lindy’s Draft Guide had him as 3rd or 4th round so a bad overreach. They also talked about his missed tackles and called him a high hard hitter. They did say he had good range in his coverage. If he doesn’t quit the high hits he will be a poor imitation of Goldson and a real flag machine. Throw in the injury that has slowed his 40 time and this is another waste of a second pick just like Licht has done the last two drafts. Hopefully he can contribute on special teams. Licht needs to be put on probation for these poor draft picks. Half the posters here could have pulled in a better class in this draft.