As the Jets decided to double dip in the fourth round, selecting not one, but two high profile wide receivers, the Green and White came out with a pair of playmakers that will vie for the starting job in Jalen Sanders and Shaq Evans. Evans, drafted 11 spots after the speedy Oklahoma product, looks the part to play opposite Eric Decker. Standing in at over 6-foot-1 with a solid 213 pound frame, Evans comes in as a strong competitor that will fight for any ball in his area.
"I'm not worried about being the first guy or second guy, I'm just worried about being wherever they need me to help," Evans told reporters during rookie minicamp.
His play style is extremely reminiscent to another 4th round former Jet in Jerricho Cotchery. His ability to pluck the ball out of the air is rather impressive. He has a wide catch radius that will save whomever lines up under center's life multiple times.
That's the main goal when you come to rookie minicamp is just to improve every day," admitted Evans. "Especially since I have to go back and finish school, I'm trying to get as much done while I'm here so when I get back I can be more advanced in the playbook and more advanced in our thought process."
Evans is a very physical player, with a bit of shiftiness to his game that allowed him to return punts with the Bruins. His wide catch radius as well as physical playing style makes him a sleeper pick to start the season opposite Decker.
"I mean I'm a guy that can play inside and play outside," noted Evans. "I'm just trying to come in here and work hard and do anything I can to make this team win."