According to the Twitter feed of the Houston Chronicle's Brian Smith, Evans said at the Aggies' pro day event Wednesday that he's increasingly being told he could be a top-10 pick in the draft. Top-10 status would almost certainly make him the second wide receiver chosen, presumably behind Clemson's Sammy Watkins, and more importantly place him in a far better position for contract negotiations.
Evans caught 69 passes for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for the Aggies, placing him at No. 9 in the entire NCAA in receiving yards per game at 107.2. With a massive frame (6-foot-5, 225 pounds), he was star quarterback Johnny Manziel's favorite and most reliable target, beating smaller defensive backs for deep passes and red-zone lobs on a consistent basis.
Evans had no need to perform on pro day after turning in an impressive 4.53 40-yard dash at the combine in Indianapolis two weeks ago. If he is indeed headed for top-10 draft status, the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers -- both of whom have met with Evans since Tuesday -- would need to make a significant trade up to acquire him. Those two clubs draft at the No. 29 and No. 30 slots, respectively, in the first round.