Originally Posted by aussie_texan
his size and athletic ability allow you to do more things on offence. he can go over the middle and go down field, comeback routes.
his effectively a basketball player on a football field, and even though he doesn't have speed over a 40 yard dash he has quick initial speed, quickness in small areas, think a basketball players post moves.
when i say versatile think what we do with AJ, he also lines up in the slot and his not 6ft tall 200pounds.
and i disagree with your assumption on using him out on the TE position. of course his not a traditional TE but you can work in certain plays that are driven to his advantage.
of course, you disagree, but you will have a really hard time showing me where Evans has ever line-up at TE. The vast majority of Evans' snaps are taken at split end on the right side of the formation. Any other his uses are largely speculative.
Calvin Johnson is bigger, stronger and faster than Evans and when do they use him at TE??? Oh, basically never. The same goes for Colston and Vincent Jackson. Nothing wrong with that guy being able to physically dominate DBs, but the concept that he has shown to be multi-positional is speculative at best.