With the fifth-overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders could go a number of different ways, but many expect them to select a wide receiver.
Former Clemson Tigers’ wide receiver Sammy Watkins sits atop most boards, but the Raiders certainly wouldn’t mind getting their hands on former Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Net Network, Raiders’ general manager Reggie McKenzie wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on Evans with the fifth-overall pick.
McKenzie could go against that philosophical trend in today’s draft by targeting receiver Mike Evans, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday on “2014 NFL Draft Kickoff.”
“From what I understand is that if McKenzie was waiting on a Calvin Johnson or someone like that in the first round he would take him,” Rapoport said on NFL Network. “The belief is that Evans is similar to that category. He’s big, he’s physical, he can go up and get it. I believe if he was there the Raiders would not think twice about grabbing Mike Evans at No. 5.”
Evans made 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013.