A natural edge pass rusher, Rashaan Evans moved to the inside after two seasons as an outside linebacker. The transition was discussed during Thursday’s media day at the Georgia Dome. Alabama (no. 1, 13-0) is looking for the junior to provide pressure on the Washington (no. 4, 12-1) quarterback and penetrate the Husky line to disrupt the running game.
He has 35 tackles with 2.5 sacks (-6 yards), three tackles for loss (-7 yards), forced a fumble and recovered one. Evans added six quarterback hurries and one pass break up. Starting linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton suffered a season ending ACL injury in the Tide’s 54-16 SEC victory over Florida. Consequently, playmaker Evans is looking forward to the increased role in Saturday’s College Football Playoff Semifinal.