Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Tennessee Titans unlikely to draft Mike Evans at No. 11 overall


The NFL Draft is starting to shape up and while there is plenty of uncertainty hanging around when it comes to how things will ultimately stack up, we’re starting to get an idea of players that could slide and others who won’t. One player that could take a bit of a tumble is Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans, who is the second best receiving prospect in the draft and one of the top 15 in his class.

But it’s information like that which is coming out of Tennessee that indicates he could be in for a bit of a fall as ESPN is reporting that the Titans may end up passing on Evans if he’s available at No. 11.

Per ESPN.com:

So they could do anything at 11. Best player available (BPA) tends to be overstated. Need almost always plays into it some and I am not sure how much they feel need at receiver. Wright, Hunter and Mike Evans would be an awesome three-pack and Washington only has a year left on his contract.

It’s true that the Best Player Available strategy is blurry at best when it comes to using it as a prediction tool, but the Titans may not pass on Evans if he’s there. He’d a cheap option and there’s no one on the roster who has proven they can carry a receiving corps.

The game has changed into a quarterback driven league and that puts a premium on wide receivers. It’s not as though Evans would be owed a ton of money, but his upside for a Titans team begging for offensive production may be too appealing to pass up.

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