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Buccaneers select Mike Evans in 2014 NFL Draft

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected wide receiver Mike Evans with the seventh pick of the 2014 NFL Draft - before college teammate Johnny Manziel.

Evans was the second Texas A&M player taken in the top 10 after the Atlanta Falcons picked Jake Matthews with the previous selection.

Evans was a standout player at Texas A&M, forming an incredible partnership with quarterback Manziel that saw them both become such highly rated targets in this year's draft.

The former Aggie has incredible NFL size and length, listing in at 6ft 5inches, 230 pounds and hands that can palm a basketball - Evans was a Division 1 college basketball calibre talent.

Evans redshirted his freshman season 2011 but started every single game for the side from their on until the end of his third year. Evans racked up 82 catches for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns in 2012 and 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013, off the passing of Johnny Football.

The 21-year old will be an instant starter, probably more as a number two guy to start with and his size will definitely look to be exploited in 3rd and long situations as well as in the red zone.

At A&M, Evans did most of his damage outside the numbers and near the sideline, where he made his living jumping over defenders' backs, putting those hoops skills to good use.

Evans is what the modern day NFL wide receiver has become. We'll have to wait and see if he follows in the footsteps of AJ Green, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald.

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