Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans may be, far and away, the best receiving threat in the game today. Throughout this entire season, he’s wowed everyone with his pass-catching ability, speed, strength, awareness–okay, basically, there’s nothing the redshirt sophomore receiver can’t do.
Through 2013 so far, Evans has caught 48 balls for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. After his outstanding performance in the close loss to Alabama, many thought that the young man my have inserted himself in the Heisman race.
But, there’s a problem. A wide receiver hasn’t won the prestigious award in 22 years, not since Michigan’s Desmond Howard took home the trophy in 1991.
Still, though, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin wants to know why his best wideout’s performance this season isn’t at least putting him in the national conversation to follow in the footsteps of his quarterback Johnny Manziel, who is the reigning winner:
“(I’m) puzzled why Mike Evans isn’t in the Heisman race,” Sumlin said, according to texags.com. “I think he’s as good a player as there is in the country. Can you have two guys who can do that? It wouldn’t be the first time. I was on a team at Oklahoma that had Jason White and Adrian Peterson go to New York (as Heisman finalists).”
Sumlin, in my opinion, is absolutely correct. Evans is definitely one of the top players in the nation and will go on to make a lot of money in the NFL catching passes.