Rashaan Evans: Journey to Draft Day Part II
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 this week's look at Rashaan Evans' journey to the NFL Draft, the former Crimson Tide linebacker elaborated on his choice to sign with Drew Rosenhaus as his agent and his preparation for the combine on The Gary Harris Show.
Going into this year’s NFL Draft, Evans hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent. Evans explained why he felt that Rosenhaus is the best fit for him.
“I just kind of had to lay out all my options and really go with somebody who is best fit for me, who could help me expand my brand and also make me the best player that I could possibly be.” Evans said.
For every prospective player wishing to play professional football, an intense preparation period is involved to help them reach their goals. The former Alabama linebacker outlined the keys to his training regimen including waking up early and good nutrition.
"It's pretty intense. I'm waking up at 6:00 every morning just getting right at it, all the way down from the way I eat, getting up at 6:00 (AM), eating all the right foods that I could possibly eat.so that I am able to train at a high level." Evans said.
Later in his conversation with Gary Harris, Evans described the challenges in transitioning from life on one of the top college football teams in America to training on his own for the NFL Draft, the assets that he brings to an NFL team, his favorite NFL teams as a child and his analysis of Super Bowl LII.
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