Giants Targeting Evans?

After an impressive Pro Day showing, Georgia safety Bryan Evans feels pretty good about his chances of landing in the NFL. Whether he will be drafted or not remains to be seen, but his combination of versatility, athleticism and speed are strong characteristics in his favor.

Evans confirmed that the Giants are one of a handful of teams that have shown interest in him so far. Here's what he had to say about his college career and the predraft process.

Q: How did you end up at UGA? What made you choose Georgia over other top programs?
A: I grew up an FSU fan during the whole Bobby Bowden era. Actually, one of my cousins, Tony Carter, played CB for FSU. That's why I grew up liking FSU, but at the same time, after I got my first scholarship offer, I just opened my choices up. I always wanted to play in the SEC, so that got rid of Miami and FSU. I wanted to stay in the Southeast, so it came down to Florida, Tennessee, LSU and UGA. There were a couple of reasons as to why I picked Georgia, but that's a long story.

Q: This was your first full year starting at safety. How would you grade yourself?
A: I think I did OK at times. I think I did pretty well with the transition. There are some things that I think I could have done better, but that comes with time playing the position. I'm pretty happy with what I did this year.

Q: You played both CB and S in college, so heading into the NFL, where are you more comfortable?
A: To be honest, I can feel comfortable wherever I get out and get a shot to play. I like CB, but at the same time there's another joy in playing S. You get to see a lot more than you do at CB. Both positions have their ups and downs.

Q: What has been your career highlight thus far?
A: In the VT game, we were actually down close to 21 points going into half. I came out and made three plays back to back to stop a drive, and it kind of gave us a spark on defense. That was probably my highlight.

Q: What player did you most admire growing up?
A: I actually played offense before playing CB, and I came out of high school as an RB and WR. I used to love Peter Warrick, and Deion Sanders.

Q: You, unfortunately, did not get an invite to the NFL combine. Tell me how important it was for you to have a good Pro Day? Were you happy with the way it turned out?
A: I'm happy with certain things that I did. I wish I could have done better on some of my five, ten, and three-cone drills. Other than that, I think I came down and gave it my all, and hopefully I opened some eyes.

Q: What kind of player will an NFL team be getting when they draft you?
A: A player who is willing to learn and is willing to help the team in any way possible. Anything they ask me to do, I'll be happy to do it. I'm not a selfish player; I try and learn from the best and execute on everything they ask me to do.

Q: What teams have spoken to you or have shown interest in you so far?
A: All the Florida teams. Jacksonville, of course since I'm from there. I've also received some insight from the Raiders, Giants, and the Rams.

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