Rashaan Evans: Journey to Draft Day Pt. 3
In 2014, a prospect with a family history draped in orange and blue decided to etch his name in crimson and white.
Auburn native Rashaan Evans chose to sign with the Crimson Tide over his hometown Tigers. He was considered one of the top linebackers in the 2014 recruiting class and a Parade and MaxPreps All-American out of Auburn High School.
Over the course of the next four seasons, Evans racked up 137 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and 14 sacks while helping Alabama achieve two national titles and three SEC championships.
In his senior season, the Auburn native recorded 74 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and six sacks en route to First Team All-SEC and All-American honors.
In the third installment of the former Alabama linebacker's "Journey to Draft Day", Evans went into detail about his training regimen and what he is looking to improve upon heading into the NFL Combine.
One of the goals that he specifically mentioned concerned his time in the 40-yard dash.
“My goal right now is obviously to run a 4.5. That’s something that most linebackers would love to run.” Evans said.
In addition to listing his personal goals for the upcoming combine, the former Crimson Tide linebacker sent his well wishes to his Alabama teammates that are also in the NFL Draft.
“I want everybody who came from Alabama to go first round. That’s how much I want these guys to succeed.” Evans said.
Over the weekend, one of Evans’ teammates, Reuben Foster, was arrested on charges relating to domestic violence.
Toward the end of the conversation, Evans touched on Reuben Foster’s arrest, his offer of support to Foster and the type of person that Evans has observed from Foster in the past.
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