Evans declared for the 2019 NFL Draft as a redshirt junior, after four years on campus in Norman, Oklahoma. With three seasons protecting valuable signal-callers across the offensive line under his belt, Evans should provide some valuable depth to the Rams offensive front and gain valuable experience playing behind left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who is set to wrap up his three-year deal with the close of the 2019 campaign.
Evans did not miss a game in three seasons at OU, starting at both right and left tackle on the Sooner offense. He earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 26 games over two seasons at right tackle, before a switch to left tackle ahead of his final season on campus, where he earned a Second-Team All-Big 12 nod.
Evans’ experience playing across the O-line could pay off in his professional career as a member of offensive line coach/run game coordinator Aaron Kromer’s unit.
“Any time a guy can play two positions like that, starting right and going to the left, you got to love his versatility and his athleticism that he’s showing,” Kromer said following the third-round selection.
Los Angeles welcomed offensive lineman Bobby Evans out of the University of Oklahoma to the NFL with their No. 97-overall pick — rounding out four total prospects added in the top-100 for general manager Les Snead and his staff.
Evans redshirted his freshman season in Norman, Okla. before playing three full seasons for the Sooners, two at right tackle, one at left tackle. He earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons, before he was named the nation’s top offensive lineman, winning the Moore Award as a redshirt junior.
Evans said he looks forward to joining the defending NFC Champs and the established “winning culture” in L.A in an emotional phone call with the Los Angeles media.
Oklahoma left offensive tackle Bobby Evans worked out privately for Texans offensive line coach Mike Devlin, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
Evans visited the Los Angeles Rams, Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins.
He worked out privately for the Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets.After a long period of talent evaluation, the NFL Draft finally begins Thursday, April 25. Many Oklahoma Sooners are expecting to hear their names called — one of which is 2018 Joe Moore Award winner Bobby Evans. The three-year starter is not necessarily considered to be an elite offensive tackle prospect, but he’s certainly someone who could end up having a strong career in the league. He did, after all, earn second-team All-Big 12 honors at left tackle in 2018, and he also did a fantastic job at RT the two seasons prior.
After the 2018-19 season, Evans has been predicted to go as early as a third rounder or as late as the seventh, with some even listing him an undrafted agent. But seemingly, the stock has settled for the Oklahoma tackle. Adam Schefter suggested Evans was one of the top tackles in the draft largely because he’s played both tackle positions, but he sees him as most likely a day two pick. CBS Sports labeled Evans as the No. 18 Offensive Lineman and Walter Football listed him as the No. 20 best Tackle. Rounds 4-5 are a safe bet for Evans during this week’s draft. If you would like to see more evaluation of Bobby Evans,
NFL talent evaluators’ reports have compared Evans to a familiar name — Daryl Williams, a former Oklahoma Sooner. They’ve suggested that he has plenty of experience and great core strength to compliment his hands, something that surely makes Bill Bedenbaugh smile (even if only on the inside). The scouts love his strength and toughness, giving him a draft grade of 5.55, which indicates a chance to become an NFL starter. His suggested strengths are his frame, core strength, his impeccable schooling for technique and his timing on second-level targets. However, his weaknesses are perceived to be his size and “tightness in the hips”. Evaluators viewed his 2018 tape as disappointing in comparison to his 2017 film, when he was at RT. This is why many thought he may come back to refine his talents for one more year at the University of Oklahoma, but he’s talented enough to prove doubters wrong.