Chris Evans lands with Cincinnati Bengals as a sixth-round draft pick
Michigan running back Chris Evans is off the board.
With the No. 202 pick in the draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Evans in the sixth round. He is the second B1G player of the round after Iowa linebacker Nick Niemann was selected by the LA Chargers.
Big Plays are coming with Chris Evans to Cincy!
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) May 1, 2021
Evans had an up-and-down career while with the Wolverines, but he definitely displayed talent early on. Over his freshman and sophomore seasons, Evans rushed for 1,299 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Evans saw his production dip in 2018 before not being with the team for the 2019 season. He did see action in 2020 but had been bypassed by Hassan Haskins and Zach Charbonnet on the depth chart.
For his career, Evans did finish with over 1,700 yards rushing while averaging 5.6 yards per carry with 17 total touchdowns. If he can display the burst and big-play ability that he flashed early with the Wolverines, Evans could carve out a role for himself with the Bengals alongside Joe Burrow and company. He is currently the only B1G player to be selected by Cincinnati in this year’s draft.