For the past week or so, there have been rumors circulating that University of Michigan running back Chris Evans had been kicked off the football team.
On Tuesday, Michigan released a statement that confirmed Evans is no longer part of the football team.
U-M spokesman Dave Ablauf made the released the following statement.
“Chris Evans is not a member of the football team at this time,” the statement read.
From Michigan Insider:
Evans departs the program as the most experienced running back on the roster heading into this season, after largely playing a back-up role to Karan Higdon over the last two seasons, Higdon departed the program last season after graduating. Evans finishes his U-M career with 1722 yards and 14 touchdowns and 392 yards and two touchdowns receiving. With the emergence of the offensive line and Higdon last season, Evans saw his numbers diminish to 423 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
The 5-foot-11, 216-pound Evans' dismissal from the program is a major hit to the depth chart at running back as its the second dismissal of the offseason after redshirt sophomore O'Maury Samuels was dismissed from the program in December.
Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1
Polar Vortex 2019!
What better time than to write up my first full Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Mock Draft?
Let me begin by saying these mock drafts are extremely fluid as free agency will play a huge role in what direction Lions’ GM Bob Quinn decides to go in the NFL Draft.
For example, I personally believe that acquiring an edge rusher should be the number one priority this offseason and I would have to believe that Quinn agrees with that. But if he goes out and signs a big name DE such as Trey Flowers out of New England (yes, please!), the chances of the Lions drafting an edge rusher with their No. 8 pick in the first round would drop, though it is still possible.
This volume of my full Detroit Lions mock draft focusses on what the current needs are at this moment in time as if not a single free agent is signed.
So, with that understood, let’s take a look at Vol. 1 of my full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft.
Round 1 (No. 8 overall) Rashan Gary (DL) – Michigan
Despite not having as much production as many projected him to have at the college level, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is the real deal and I have no doubt that he will be a top 10 pick. Gary would fit in beautifully with what Matt Patricia wants to do with the Lions’ defense and if he is available at No. 8, Bob Quinn should not hesitate to pull the trigger.
From The Draft Network:
Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly, although his pass rush skills are best utilized in scenarios that allow him to play with linear angles and with his hips aligned behind his pads to optimize his power and quickness.
To read the rest of the mock draft, please click on the link below.
Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect' NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1