by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
February 2005
Evan Mathis   OG   Alabama
Strengths

Evan has good size and athleticism for his position. He is a strong kid and understands the need and use of leverage and its advantages. He fires out really well in the run game and doesnít lunge and lose his balance. He uses good techniques and is a smart lineman. He is a complete guard and with his long arms and athleticism, I bet he can play tackle also. The kid is like Microwave popcorn. Heat him up for 2 1/2 minutes and heís ready to go.

 

Needs to Improve

Evan is another player that has been playing in a camouflage uniform.  Come out, come out wherever you are!

 

Talent Board Round  2

All I hear about this draft is whining about how there isnít much talent and we donít know who the top players are. Iíve been profiling player after player and Iím telling you, there are plenty of players with talent in this draft and this kid is proof of it. I guess if you donít pancake guys all over the place, you donít get much of a name for yourself. Itís amazing how the good ones like this kid are overlooked. I mean, he only played right next to Wesley Britt (LT) for Alabama who is considered by many to be one of the better LTís in this draft. How is it that Iím the only one who notices him? I have been waiting for someone to say something about this kid, but then I remembered. Iím the only one out here looking at film. If I donít say something about a player, nobody will. There are about ten players in this draft that before I profiled them, no one said a word about them. Letís get back to Evan. Draft him, find a place to put him on your line and you will never regret it. He will be a core player for your team the minute his two feet hit the field and he should be without a doubt a first day pick. If he had a good agent, he could be a first round pick. Then again, what do I know? Iím only looking at film of these guys!