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PLAYERS
Darren Evans
Position: RB
Class:  4Jr
School: Virginia Tech
Conference: Atlantic Coast
HT: 6-0
WT: 227
40 Time: 4.56
Biography: Started nine games last season and finished the year with 151/845/11 while adding 9 receptions. Forced to the sidelines in 2009 with a knee injury. Sophomore totals of 2008 included 287/1265/11 on the ground with 17 receptions.

Positives: "Strong, straight-line runner who is best between the tackles. Finds the running lanes, displays a burst, and follows blocks everywhere on the field. Shows strength carrying the ball, falls forward when tackled, and picks up extra yardage. Keeps his feet moving on contact and works runs. Has an aggressive style and throws his shoulders into defenders. Solid receiver who adjusts and extends to catch the errant throw."

Negatives: "Loses momentum when he must quickly change direction. Lacks the speed to turn the corner or beat defenders into the open field. Showed marginal quickness last year, possibly as a result of the knee injury the prior year."

Analysis: "Evans surprised many by entering this year's draft after what was a solid yet unspectacular campaign in 2010. He has the size to play at the next level, but his lack of true speed and quickness will relegate him to being the third man on the depth chart."

Projection: 6th
2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
854 151 5.7 11
2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
9 100 11.1 0
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