With the 196th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select CB Randall Evans of Kansas State. Here are 10 facts about one of the newest Eagles cornerbacks ...
Just five picks after selecting Kansas cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, the Eagles added some more firepower to the secondary. And they did so staying within the state of Kansas by choosing Kansas State cornerback Randall Evans with the 196th overall selection.
A former walk-on, Evans started 31 games as a slot cornerback during his college career in Manhattan, Kansas. Over the past four seasons, the Cougars posted a 38-14 record including a Big 12-best 27-9 conference record.
The 6-0, 190-pound Evans was a first-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches and a first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree this past season. He started all 13 games and was third on the team with 64 tackles including 4.5 for loss. He led the Cougars with four interceptions and 14 passes defensed.
"No surprise, the Eagles draft their third corner to address their most glaring positional need," said NFL Network's Mark Dulgerian. "Evans is a former walk-on who is battle tested and possesses the athleticism to fit multiple coverage alignments. Coaches will need to refine his technique in order to be a more consistent player."
The Miami native led Miami Palmetto High School to the state championship in his junior year.
Scouting Report From NFL.com
Has the height to match up with bigger targets from the slot. Consistently challenges receivers who cross-face him in zone coverage. Plays intelligent brand of football and his game prep shows up on the field. Maintains feel for his man and is usually in position to make a play on the ball or finish with a tackle. Had 28 passes defensed over last two years. Maintains leverage and contains against run. Though not a physical force, is productive as tackler. Responsive to quarterback's eyes and reading his keys. -- Lance Zierlein