Texas A&M WR Mike Evans declares for NFL Draft

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Mike Evans' 1,394 receiving yards were a school record. (USATSI)
Mike Evans' 1,394 receiving yards were a school record. (USATSI)

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Directly on the heels of Brandin Cooks' announcement, another of the best wide receivers in college football has declared for April's NFL Draft.

Texas A&M's Mike Evans will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility after announcing his intention to go pro on his team's websites. Evans was named a Biletnikoff semifinalist and All-American after his 1,394 receiving yards set a school record.

The decision doesn't come as a surprise, with Evans' departure reported by NFL.com Dec. 30.

“After talking things over with Coach Sumlin and my family I have decided to enter the NFL draft,” Evans said. “Thanks go to Texas A&M for giving me an opportunity to play college football. Thanks also to my coaches and teammates for helping me develop as a player and as a man. I made this decision based on what I thought was best for myself and my family.”

Evans broke a 48-year-old single-game record with 279 yards against Alabama, then broke his own record with 287 against Auburn. Despite only playing two seasons at A&M, the redshirt sophomore finishes in the school's all-time top-five in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

Evans is widely expected to be a first-round draft choice, no doubt making his decision easier. In the latest CBSSports.com mock draft, both Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have Evans going with the No. 18 pick to the Ravens.

 
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