Breaking Down Tyler Evans

It did not take Tyler Evans long to ponder over his offer from the Oklahoma Sooners, as he has already pulled the trigger on a commitment. In this feature we take a look at some positives of Evans game and what he will possibly bring to the table when he slides on a Crimson and Cream uniform.

There were a number of offensive linemen in for the Oklahoma summer camp sessions to battle for an official scholarship offer, so it really says something about Strafford, Missouri talent Tyler Evans that he was able to pull down that offer.

Before making the decision to join the Sooners Evans held offers from Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Arkansas, and Iowa.

The Good- Evans is a real monster that plays with passion. He has started to develop his game from a technicians standpoint as well. He fires off of the line and has a very quick first step for a player that is checking in at around 6-foot-5, 300 pounds. He is very good in pulling and getting down the field to completely obliterate his man and he always finishes out his blocking assignment. When breaking down linemen we always talk about a nasty streak and Evans definitely has one.

The Bad-It is hard to believe that Evans has not yet made a run at a much higher ranking, but one of the things that may have clouded his picture somewhat is the fact that he plays against an inferior level of competition. You actually feel sorry for some of the guys that he is blowing up. As good as he is in his run blocking assignments you would love to see how he plays more with his feet moving backwards. He will need to develop his pass blocking to be an effective weapon in the Sooner offense, but he has good hands and it should not be a problem for him to be an above average pass blocker as well.

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