Buccaneers offensive assistant, Antwaan Randle El has been around and seen a lot of things and has been a wide receiver himself, knows a thing or two about a player’s potential at that position.
Antwaan Randle El has played for some top-notch coaches, Arians and Bobby Knight to name a couple. If you didn’t know, Randle El played for Bobby Knight in 1998- 1999 as an Indiana Hoosier. Randle El admitted that he would like to be a head coach someday himself.
“People talk about Julio Jones and things of that nature. I have to Mike[Evans] in that category. Mike[Evans], from what I’ve seen over the years and this, is going back and watching film what he’s done two years ago versus what he’s done in ’17 and last year is totally different. Completely different guy, and now what he can really do going into 2019. It has a lot to do with just getting this offense down.”
“I know one of the biggest things is that just really getting this offense down and us being on him just really pressing him because he can really be the best wide receiver in the game, period. Just from what I saw, and I’m like, ‘man he’s doing this and he’s not even at his top shape.’ But just knowing that we got a guy on the roster that can be the best guy in the league. He can be the best wide receiver in the league because he has that talent. It’s scary ’cause he’s a big dude out there running, but its good to see. I am excited about that for sure.”
High praise from the Buccaneers offensive assistant and I think he is right. Mike Evans can be the best in the league if he isn’t already.
Mike Evans heading into his sixth season in the NFL has played in 77 games out of a possible 80, starting in all but 1, recording 395 receptions for 6,103 yards and 40 TDs. He boasts a 15.5 yard per reception career average.
Here is a link to Antwaan Randle El’s full press conference: Antwaan Randle El: Mike Evans Has Potential To Be the Best Receiver in the League
Here is a fresh highlight video of Mike Evans’ Career (Video Credit: Highlight High)