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Old 04-30-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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4th Round selected and still have not addressed CB or LB????
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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RE: Worried Is An Understatement

We just drafted a Damn OG named Jahri Evans from BLOOMSBURG? WTF????
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any info on evans?
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:49 AM   #4
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With both LSU DT's available.
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Old 04-30-2006, 11:53 AM   #6
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This is from ESPN Insiders:

Strengths: Is a massive OL prospect. Has some versatility as a potential OG and/or ROT. Has good height, massive bulk and a wide wingspan. Has a wide base and good lower body strength. Is difficult to get around as an interior pass rusher. He has a quick set and can anchor vs. the strongest of bull rushers when he bends at the knees and shows leverage. He shows decent lateral movement for his size. He can be overwhelming at the POA as a run blocker. He drives his legs, plays with a mean streak and works to finish. He has been durable and reliable.

Weaknesses: Is raw. Comes from the small school level. Has gotten away with poor technique. Needs to improve his angles and footwork as a run blocker. Must improve his leverage consistency and hand placement in pass pro. Also must improve his awareness when it comes to picking up the stunt and blitz. Is big and strong, but lacks explosive upper body power and must continue to improve in the weight room. He is quick but lacks great speed and mobility as a second-level blocker. There are also some questions regarding his mental capacity and ability to pick schemes up quickly in the NFL.

Overall: Evans has been a fulltime starter since his sophomore season in 2003. Over the course of that two-year span prior to his senior season in 2005, Evans helped pave the way for Bloomsburg to lead the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in rushing with 299.4 yards per game (nearly 40 yards more per game than the second place team). He was named to the 2004 Associated Press (AP) Little All-American Football team as a second team selection. The AP Little All-American team consists of players from NCAA Division II and III squads. As a senior in 2005, Evans helped lead the Huskies to an undefeated regular season and a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Championship. He anchored a line that was ranked eight nationally in rushing offense at 284.3 yards per game and was 10th in total offense with 473.4 yards per game. Evans is one of the most unpolished offensive line prospects that we give a "draftable" grade to in this year's class, but his terrific upside and continued improvement are difficult to ignore. His technique is sloppy, he needs to continue to improve his awareness, and he must become more powerful in his upper body. However, Evans is a massive prospect with good short-area quickness and the wide base to win most battles in the "phone booth" when he's in position at the point of attack. Evans played OT at the DII collegiate level but he lacks the athleticism to hold up on an island in the NFL and will need to move inside to OG as a result. Evans is more of a long-term project than anything but his ceiling is high enough to warrant fourth or fifth round consideration in the 2006 draft.
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