The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished their minicamp on a high note. The team had an ice cream truck show up to the team’s practice site and they announced the signing of their first round pick Mike Evans. One of the youngest players in this year’s NFL Draft, Evans has incredible size and strength and an uncanny ability to go up and high point the football despite not having a ton of experience playing football.
Evans was often compared to Vincent Jackson because of their size and strength and now the two are teammates and the rest of the NFC South has to try to find a way to cover them. So much focus was put on the idea that the Bucs needed an option like Sammy Watkins to give them speed to counter Jackson’s strength, the Bucs just saw one matchup nightmare and decided to add a second one.
Evans is part of an effort by the Bucs to revamp their offense under new head coach Lovie Smith as they also added quarterback Josh McCown, left tackle Anthony Collins and center Evan Dietrich-Smith to try to bring the offense to a high enough level where it could win games along with their extremely talented, young defensive unit. Evans finds himself in a situation where he can learn from Jackson on how to be a pro and while he is ultimately to be their top receiving threat, he does not have to be that player immediately.