Evans declared for the 2019 NFL Draft as a redshirt junior, after four years on campus in Norman, Oklahoma. With three seasons protecting valuable signal-callers across the offensive line under his belt, Evans should provide some valuable depth to the Rams offensive front and gain valuable experience playing behind left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who is set to wrap up his three-year deal with the close of the 2019 campaign.
Here are three things to know about Evans:
Evans did not miss a game in three seasons at OU, starting at both right and left tackle on the Sooner offense. He earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 26 games over two seasons at right tackle, before a switch to left tackle ahead of his final season on campus, where he earned a Second-Team All-Big 12 nod.
Evans' experience playing across the O-line could pay off in his professional career as a member of offensive line coach/run game coordinator Aaron Kromer's unit.
"Any time a guy can play two positions like that, starting right and going to the left, you got to love his versatility and his athleticism that he's showing," Kromer said following the third-round selection.
2. BIG-TIME QB EXPERIENCE
Quarterback Jared Goff is getting a young offensive lineman that has some big experience protecting high-profile quarterbacks in Evans.
The 6-foot-5, 301-pound tackle lined up in front of quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray during his time as a starter at OU. Mayfield and Murray each won the Heisman Trophy and were drafted No. 1 overall following the 2017 and 2018 seasons, respectively.
Evans attended Allen High School with Murray, where he protected the future Arizona Cardinal's blindside as a left tackle.
The Los Angeles Rams select Oklahoma offensive lineman Bobby Evans with the 97th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
3. ATHLETIC BACKGROUND
Evans' father, Bobby Joe Evans, was the 1994-95 Texas Gatorade High School Player of the Year in basketball and lettered as a member of the OU basketball team.
The younger Evans spent two seasons as a tight end at Allen HS, before moving to the offensive line.