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Buccaneers go defense, select Evans from Texas A&M

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 28, 2017
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Justin Evans

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COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 12: Justin Evans #14 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs back a kick 90 yards to setup a score against the Mississippi Rebels at Kyle Field on November 12, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Texas A&M safety Justin Evans with the 50th pick of the NFL draft.
  • In 2016, ranked second in the FBS (of 346 qualified safeties) in passes defensed with 8.
  • He recorded 15 stops in the passing game in 2016, tied for third among FBS safeties.
  • Evans gave up an average of just 8.3 yards per reception and two touchdowns in 2016 while intercepting four passes and breaking up eight.
  • He’s an explosive athlete with high upside who has been great in coverage throughout his collegiate career.
  • Evans will have to improve his tackling at the next level, as he missed 38 in two seasons at Texas A&M.

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