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Old 02-04-2023, 03:17 PM   #175
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RB Zach Evans, Ole Miss

BJ Kissel, now a Chiefs commentator for his own Kansas City Sports Network, said just a few weeks ago that he hung out with GM Brett Veach at some practice years ago when Kissel worked for the Chiefs. Veach told him something that now, years later and out of the organization, he can share: sometimes a players "unique traits" are worth betting on. He was referencing NFL prospect WR Justin Watson at the time (who Veach would later scoop up years later for the 2022 season), but the true could be said of Zach Evans.

This is a guy who has perennially disappointed everywhere he's gone, but with good size and fantastic speed, he offers a one-cut sprinting talent that pulls away from defenders. It's a promising set of characteristics, and it's why he was once ranked the #2 RB in America. But since then, he's flopped out of TCU, couldn't own the starting job at Ole Miss, and ended the season in a timeshare where he rarely caught passes and exclusively ran the same run.

This guy's probably a UDFA. The Chiefs have actually drafted him before, in 2009 they drafted Tennessee State RB Javarris Williams in the 6th round, who sent on to play four games in his career and average a yard a carry. Williams was bigger, and more proven, than Williams. But there's a real show Evans runs a 4.3 at the Combine. If he flops, why not take a flyer after the draft concludes?
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