Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans is among the top pass catchers in the nation and he has quickly been jumping up NFL draft boards as he catches everything that Johnny Manziel has thrown in his direction.
Now, his head coach, Kevin Sumlin, has begun campaigning for his wide receiver to be in the Heisman Trophy discussion.
You expect Sumlin to go to bat for his player, but it’s not crazy to consider Evans a Heisman candidate. In fact, he may be more deserving this season than Johnny Manziel.
“I’m puzzled why Mike Evans isn’t in the Heisman race,” Sumlin said in a report by the Associated Press. “I think he’s as good a player as there is in the country. He’s second in the country in yards per game and everybody knows we’re going to throw him the ball.”
Unfortunately for Evans, it’s not very often that wide receivers win the Heisman Trophy. In fact, no receiver has won since 1991 when Desmond Howard took home the trophy — it helped that he was returning kicks.
In the end, this award will likely go to yet another quarterback.
If you had to choose at this point in the season, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s Jameis Winston would be the favorites.
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