Photo of Darren Evans
Grade
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  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.78 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 3/4" Arm Length
  • 227LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Evans is a tough running back who might lack the speed to make an impact at the next level. He excels between the tackles, as he is a north-south runner who lowers his shoulder and pumps his legs through defenders. He is also a tenacious blocker in pass protection who flashes a strong initial punch. However, he lacks the suddenness to consistently exploit seams or bounce the ball to the outside. He is a very raw pass catcher and is not a weapon in the flat. Evans is very hard-working and could be drafted late for his potential on special teams.

Analysis

Strengths

Evans has prototypical size for the position. Decisive back who finds the hole quickly and hits it hard. Violent runner who keeps his legs churning and always falls forward. Effective at pushing the pile in short-yardage situations. Willing and very capable blocker in pass protection.

Weaknesses

Does not have the burst to consistently get around the edge or the second gear to hit a home run. A bit stiff in the hips and loses speed when changing direction. Runs poor routes and drops catchable balls. Puts the ball on the ground at times. Has some durability concerns.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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