Oct 19, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Shaquelle Evans (1) runs the ball during the first quarter while being pursued by Stanford Cardinal defensive back Ronnie Harris (21) at Stanford Stadium. Stanford won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Shaq Evans to Help Wherever He Can with the Jets Offense


Minicamp is coming to an end for the Jets and most other teams around the league. As it turns out, only a small handful did not start their minicamp at the same time, so they have a bit more to go.

This is the time where the newly drafted players get their first experiences of pro football life. What is it like to get out there with that new speed of the game? How different is it going to be?

Shaq Evans out of UCLA is one of John Idzik’s 12 member class that will be competing for a spot on the Jets in 2014. How does Evans feel he will do, what his role will be?

I just see myself being a guy that contributes wherever they put me. I mean I’m a guy that can play inside and play outside. I’m just trying to come in here and work hard and do anything I can to make this team win. I’m not worried about being the first guy or second guy, I’m just worried about being wherever they need me to help.

The feeling amongst the entire group of wide receivers is, “whatever they can do to help”. What could be better than that?

Tags: 2014 Nfl Draft New York Jets Shaq Evans

  • Raymond Harris jr

    Evans will be starting week over Hill.

    • Paul Newbold

      It would be nice, but not going to happen. Hill will start camp healthy this season, as usual he’ll have a great camp, win the starting job, get injured, and have a disappointing season. I’m hoping for a fully healthy Hill, and getting to see what he really can do! He has blazing speed, great size, and does fit the Jet scheme. His route running has improved, he still catches in the body (Jet WR Coach Can’t Fix?). The best thing the Jets could do for Hill last season, was to cut his season short, and give him time to finally get healthy! If he has done that, and he’s over the nagging leg issues, I think Hill could become a big part of this offense. If both Hill and Ford could stay healthy for 16 games, and Evans could catch on quickly, then we might all be wondering later in the season who Decker is? LOL Go Jets!

      • AC

        If you are right, what a waste of a draft this would have been. Meaning if a good portion of the later round guys don’t make the roster, those picks should have been used to trade for something. I look at Stephen Hill as basically being a rookie anyway. He barely has any experience, and has shown so far that he can’t stay on the field. As I’ve said before if some of these guys outperform, he may just get cut, although that is unlikely. I hope he knows this is his last chance in the NFL, and has been standing in front of a ball throwing machine for the last 10 months 6 hours a day. Hill has always looked good on paper. Just not on Game day. Unless its the Bills.

  • Paul Newbold

    I could ask for a group of receivers that were of adequate size, fit the scheme, and could run faster then the “A” train on a busy Monday morning. Idzik got all those attributes in this group, just not in any one player! It’ll be an interesting competition, but I’m expecting maybe one of them to make the roster, possibly another the practice team.