The anchor of the MSU offensive line with All-American potential for 2012 . . . Named to the preseason 2012 All-SEC second team by the SEC Coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon and the SEC’s Football Information Directors . . . Member of the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List . . . 2011 Rivals.com Sophomore All-American after being named to the All-SEC second team by Rivals and the AP . . . Has started 25 games in his three years at State . . .
A big-time matchup problem, Evans has the length of an NFL tight end, and maybe even a bigger catch radius, because he has long arms on a 6-5 frame," Kiper writes. "The question for Evans will be if he can show enough quick-twitch explosiveness and strength to beat jams and the straight-line speed to beat defenders over the top.
One of the bright offensive line talents in the conference...preseason candidate for the Outland Trophy...incumbent at left guard plus the versatility to play left tackle...14-game starter last year, 13-game starter as a sophomore and saw the field as a true freshman in 2010.