|Chance of Injury in 2020:||44%|
|Chance of Injury per Game:||3.6%|
|Projected Games missed for 2020:||1.4|
Michael Lynn Evans III will be playing his age-27 season in 2020. He was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. Evans’ mother was only 14 years old when she gave birth to him, and unfortunately, Evans’ father was murdered when he was only nine years old.
Evans played basketball, football and ran track for his local high school. He only played football in his senior year but made 25 receptions for 648 yards and 7 touchdowns. In track and field, Evans was very skilled at the triple jump and the long jump.
Evans attended Texas A&M University, where he ended up redshirting his first season. The following season, 2012, he caught 82 passes for 1,105 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2013 Evans caught 69 passes for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Deciding to forgo his two remaining seasons of eligibility, he entered the 2014 NFL Draft as a consensus top 10 pick and one of the top wide receivers in the draft.
Evans measured in at 6'4 ¾” and weighed 231 pounds, rushing a 4.53-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. The Tampa Buccaneers chose him as their 7th pick of the draft in the first round. Evans was the second wide receiver taken after the Buffalo Bills selected Sammy Watkins with the fourth overall pick.
Evans has only missed six games in his entire NFL career of six seasons. During his rookie season, he had an impressive rookie season debut, catching 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2015 he played 15 games and continued to dominate, catching 74 passes for 1,206 yards but only 3 touchdowns.
In 2016 Evans put it all together, played all 16 games catching 96 passes for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns. Following up this in 2017, Evans caught 71 passes for 1,001 yards and 5 touchdowns. Evans only played in 15 games this season, but the missed game was not for injury but instead a suspension for an illegal hit on Saints CB Marshon Lattimore.
Just before the 2018 season, Ev…
|Oct 4, 2020||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2||Evans suffered a right ankle sprain during Week 4's win over the Chargers. He was able to finish the game and was available for the next game|
|Sep 9, 2020||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||Evans appeared on the Buccaneers injury report with a hamstring injury. ahead of the Week 1 showdown with Saints. He was active for the game against the Saints|
|Dec 8, 2019||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Evans suffered the hamstring injury in Week 14 game vs. the Colts. He missed the remainder of the season|
|Nov 3, 2016||NFL||Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1||Evans suffered a concussion in Week 9 action but didn't miss any further time.|
|Nov 1, 2015||NFL||Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1||Evans tweaked his groin but missed no game time.|
|Nov 1, 2015||NFL||Abdomen Muscle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Evans strained an oblique muscle but didn't miss any time.|
|Aug 24, 2015||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Evans sat out the final 2 preseason games and then the regular-season opener with a hamstring strain.|
|Sep 28, 2014||NFL||Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1||Evans left Week 4 with a groin injury and missed the following game.|