2015 NFL DRAFT

Shaquelle Evans, WR

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 213 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
118193-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.402.501.4713 34 1/210'2"4.217.07
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.402.591.56- --4.377.04

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Muscular build with good reach and arm length. Long strides and accelerates quickly to be a deceiving vertical threat, getting a defensive back turned and stretching the field.

Stays low in his breaks and works hard to hide his route path with patience and lean. Nice job getting proper depth before quickly putting on the brakes. Controlled off the line of scrimmage and understands how to beat press coverage with quickness and strength. Not afraid to get physical in his routes. Extends well to pluck and will corral off-target throws.

Some wiggle to elude in the open field. Alert and smart, working hard to get open for his quarterback. Strong make-up and worth ethic, working hard to hone his craft. Good effort as a downfield blocker.

WEAKNESSES: Needs a few steps to reach his top-end speed and won't be a guy who can consistently separate with average route quickness. Very average body control. Suspect vision with the ball and needs to do a better job reading blocks.

Fights the ball at times and will have some focus drops, struggling to consistently look the ball into his hands. Needs to develop a shorter memory and improve his mental toughness. Needs to do a better job in traffic to come down with contested catches and use his body.

Returned punts in college, but lacks the reliability or dynamic quicks to do so in the NFL. Disappointing senior season as his catches and yards dipped form his junior year.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A four-star receiver recruit out of high school, Evans had dozens of scholarship offers and chose Notre Dame, but lasted one season in South Bend, deciding to transfer back to the west coast. After sitting out a season, he became a starter at UCLA, leading the Bruins in receiving the past two seasons - earned All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention honors the past two years.

Evans is the type of player you want walking off the bus first with his bulk and muscular frame, especially for a receiver with average height. He is patient and disciplined with his routes and eats up grass quickly, but needs a few steps to get going. Observant player who works hard to get better.

Evans flashes a lot of ability, but isn't the most natural of hands catchers and needs to be more of a consistent performer.

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Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 4/115 -- Shaquelle Evans, WR, 6-1, 213, UCLA...Evans is a perfect John Idzik player; someone who provides value at multiple positions. The Jets are in desperate need of a solid possession receiver and a reliable punt returner and Evans averaged 14.7 yards per catch in two seasons at UCLA, where he served as a punt returner as a senior. - The Sports Xchange
 

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