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2019 NFL Draft: Former Oklahoma Sooners OT Bobby Evans selected No. 97 overall by Los Angeles Rams

Evans brings a wealth of experience to last season’s Super Bowl runner-ups.

Evans leaves the Cotton Bowl Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

With the No. 97 overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams have selected former Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Bobby Evans.

The Super Bowl LIII runners-up fielded one of the league’s best offenses under coach Sean McVay, and his squad is already geared up for another postseason run. Because of that, the organization came into this draft not necessarily looking for starting offensive linemen. Instead, the Rams were in the market for quality players that could potentially “redshirt” for a while as they continue to develop and learn the professional ropes. Evans, a 40-time starter at Oklahoma at both tackle spots, certainly has the aptitude for that.

Evans and Oklahoma were always supposed to happen— it’s like destiny. His brother, Tay, committed to Oklahoma to be a Sooner. Bobby played at Allen High School (TX) with Kyler Murray and Lee Morris. Speaking of which, he becomes the third Allen HS product to be drafted in the first three rounds of this year’s draft, joining Murray and Ole Miss tackle Greg Little. Coming out of high school, Bobby’s main attribute was his athleticism: as big as a tackle, as quick as a tight end. Evans’ breakout season was 2017, starting opposite Orlando Brown. Although he wasn’t as highly-touted as Brown, and even with his Big 12 honorable mention, Bobby was usually the highest graded offensive lineman according to Bill Bedenbaugh in several postgame media sessions. During his redshirt junior season, Evans flipped to left tackle and was still very effective, but he will project to be more effective as a right tackle in the NFL.

According to The Draft Network with Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino, they loved his athleticism and terrific mobility. According to Crabbs, his flexibility and toughness are top notch. Marino suggested Evans’ best quality are his hand placement and mobility as well— however Marino was not a fan of Evans’ footwork. You can find more draft analysis by Crabbs & Marino here:

Bobby Evans Highlights