BIO: Had a major impact on the Badger program since he was a true freshman. Led the team in receiving as a senior with 64/1213/12 and received All American notice. Missed the entire 2002 season after tearing a knee ligament in spring practice. Later arrested for marijuana possession and ordered to complete community service. Had career numbers as a junior in 2001 posting 75/1,545/9 and named both an All American and all-conference choice. Sophomore totals were 33/634/4. Awarded all-academic honors in the past. Highlight of his senior season came against Michigan State when he caught 10 passes with school records of 258 yards and five scores.
POSITIVES: Game-impacting receiver that can be a one-man show. Quick releasing off the line, displays solid route running skills and terrific football intelligence. Remains focused, has a great sense of timing and gets vertical to high point the ball. Extends his hands, looks the pass in and works to make himself an available target. Intimidating force that has opponents playing back on their heels. Lays out for the difficult catch in traffic or positions himself against defenders to make the reception.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the large frame and has difficulty battling larger opponents. Knee injury of 2002 seemed to take the edge off his game last season.
ANALYSIS: A gifted athlete and natural receiver, Evans is justifiably the best receiver to come out of Madison since Al Toon. An intelligent football player with a great feel for the position and the speed to break games open, Evans is a quality pick late in the first round that should eventually grow into a team's No. 1 receiver.