NFL Draft Profile: Florida Safety Josh Evans
Great speed and acceleration.
Covers the field very well. Locate’s ball carriers quick.
Moves from sideline-to-sideline with ease.
Breaks on the ball very well.
Times his breakups with accurate precision.
Good ball-skills and hands.
Tends to shy away from contact.
Liability in running game.
Too many arm-tackles. Needs to wrap-up ball carriers better.
Needs to add strength.
Can’t shed blocks . Once blockers engage, he often “gives in”.
Crashes hard to the line of scrimmage , making himself susceptible to play-action pass.
Evans is a solid safety in pass-defense, and could thrive at the NFL level as a nickle-corner/situational safety who plays primarily on running downs. But for now, his inability to be a consistent run defender will prevent him from being an every-down safety initially in the NFL. could become a great gunner on special teams.