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With the seventh pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select WR Mike Evans from Texas A&M.
Native Texan who only played one season of varsity football. Averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists on the hardwood and was considered a Division I basketball recruit. Redshirted in 2011. Started all 26 games in 2012-13 and was the Aggies' leading receiver both seasons. Catching passes from quarterback Johnny Manziel, racked up 82 catches for 1,105 yards (13.5-yard average) and five touchdowns in 2012 and 69 receptions for 1,394 yards (20.2) and 12 touchdowns in 2013.
BOTTOM LINE: A prep hoopster with shooting-guard size, Evans combined with Johnny Manziel to form one of the most dominant quarterback-receiver connections in the nation the last two seasons. He's a big, physical, strong-handed, West Coast possession receiver with playmaking ability who projects as a No. 2 in the pros, where he will make his money as a chain mover and red-zone target.
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