Aggies’ Mike Evans picking up right where he left off

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Aside from Johnny Manziel reportedly shoving a graduate assistant in Saturday’s scrimmage, the story on offense was once again receiver Mike Evans and his crazy upside.

Evans hauled in an unofficial and very impressive 200 receiving yards and two touchdowns Saturday with more than 2,000 Aggie fans in attendance at Kyle Field.

Evans reeled in a team-high 82 catches for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns last season as just a freshman, and he looks to be continuing his development and trek to become the SEC’s top wide receiver in 2013.

Evans is a top-four receiver in the league entering spring, but he could project higher than any other receiver in 2013, simply because of the Aggies’ spread ‘em out offense. The 6-5 target has a chance to finish north of 90 receptions this season. Lofty goals? Sure, but all Manziel has to continue to do is throw it within a 10’ radius of Evans, and he’s coming down with it.

Knowing Evans will be Manziel’s primary target, defensive coordinators will try to blanket and double-team him in coverage. So, returner Malcome Kennedy and newcomer JaQuay Williams are of utmost importance this spring. The emergence and development of both Kennedy and Williams is arguably more important than anyone on the Aggies’ offense.

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  • This is my kind of receiver. Runs good routes and uses his physicality to fight off defenders. He reminds me of a taller version of Roddy White.

  • A&M also has Ricky Seal-Jones coming in the fall. He’s another 6’5″ wideout, but with better speed. He was the top recruit from the state of Texas. How do you defend two athletic 6’5″ guys, plus speed in the slot, plus four really good backs, plus Manziel?