Justin Evans only needed two years at Texas A&M to show NFL teams he’s worthy of playing on their level. The safety showed during his college career that he has a knack for finding the football on the field.
Former pro scout Chris Landry thinks Evans has a chance to show off his skills even further at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. He wrote as much on his website, LandryFootball.com.
“The more I study Texas A&M Safety Justin Evans, the more I think he could put on a show at the NFL Scouting Combine,” Landry writes. “He had two solid practices at the Senior Bowl before sitting out Thursday with injury, is expected to blow up the combine and put up Byron Jones type numbers. The former UConn defender registered monster jumps of 44.5 inches (vertical) and 147 inches (broad jump) while turning in strong times in the 20-yard shuttle (3.94 seconds) and 60-yard shuttle (10.98 seconds) prior to the 2015 draft. He did not run the 40-yard dash due to injury. Evans could end up being a better prospect than 2016 first-rounder Karl Joseph.”
Evans intercepted four passes during the 2016 season. Two of those came in the Aggies’ season-opening game against UCLA.
In addition to the picks, Evans also showed that he could be disruptive in the passing game. He broke up 11 passes during his two years at A&M.
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Chris Landry is a veteran NFL scout who has worked for the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. Previously, he ran the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and served as an assistant at LSU. Landry is a consultant for multiple NFL teams and major college programs.
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