Scouting Report Evans is an incredibly special player. He played defensive end with his hands on the ground in high school primarily, but he projects perfectly for a 3-4 OLB. His quickness off the ball is excellent. He has the frame to easily get to 250-255. He has great length to keep opposing blockers at bay. He has excellent lateral agility and the ability to strafe down the line while keeping his shoulder pads square. He has a good balance, keeping a solid football position, which allows him to play blocks with power, even against much bigger defenders. Like so
runtheoption22's Take It's hard to find anything wrong with Rashaan. He will have to learn to play a new position, but from a raw skill set- you could not ask for better from an incoming freshman. Very good character, handled himself brilliantly after the "shockeraoo" on NSD. Physically, he is ready to play in passin situations now and will likely see time in Rabbit packages. He is an elite pass rusher and I can see him being able to play Sam or Jack, depending on personnel groupings. Very excited to see his career.
WMack4Bama's Take Man….what can I say? Remember when Coach Saban first got here and after listening to a few of his press conferences we all felt like we were football geniuses…using terms like Star, Money, and Jack…and we thought the "Jack" linebacker position would evoke memories of the late Derrick Thomas and Cornelius Bennett. And the first guy rolled out there was Ezekial Knight...a converted WR. Showed some flashes, but left us wanting for more. Everyone who has played the position since has underwhelmed what our expectations have been....but let's just say, Coach Saban could computer generate a player who is tailor made to do EVERYTHING he wants to do for that position...Rashaan Evans is that guy. Not big enough to play with his hands on the ground at this level, but strong enough to push a tackle into the QB's lap. Fast enough to run around a RB. And although he's 220, he's a thick, muscular 220. He's a rock. It came down to him choosing between AU and us...and his options were, drop back and cover in space..or peel your ears back and go get some QBs. With his senior year stat line reading 17.5 sacks, 43 tackles for loss and 77 tackle, he made the easy decision. I think we have our dream Jack guys. Enjoy these next 3 years. He won't be around for 4.