Atlanta Falcons: Top five players to watch vs Tampa Bay
3) Mike Evans, WR
Oct 25, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs after the catch during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Standing at 6-foot-5, wide receiver Mike Evans poses the biggest threat for the Atlanta Falcons’ secondary. Dan Quinn doesn’t like to move his cornerbacks around, so expect Evans to be matched up evenly between Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford and dare I say it, Jalen Collins.
In 2014, as a rookie Evans caught 11 passes against the Falcons for 177 yard and a touchdown. In fact, Evans’ second best game in 2014 came against the Falcons in which he caught seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in week 10.
Those are some pretty solid numbers in two games’ work. In 2015, Evans has caught just 21 passes for 338 yards and has one touchdown. 164 of Evans’ 338 came just last week against the Washington Redskins and scored his lone touchdown.
Evans is finally healthy in 2015, lucky us. Evans will likely be Jameis Winston’s most targeted receiver, so it’s game on! It should be a fun matchup to watch.