Michigan RB confirms plan to enter 2021 NFL Draft
It was reported last month that Michigan running back Chris Evans would not return to Ann Arbor for an additional year of eligibility. On Tuesday, he confirmed his departure.
Evans will be pursuing a career in the NFL following the 2020 season at Michigan. The running back returned to the Wolverines for the 2020 season after missing the 2019 campaign because of academic issues. In his return to U-M, Evans didn’t see a lot of touches, getting just 16 carries on the season.
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When the season concluded, Evans totaled just 73 rushing yards and a touchdown and caught 9 passes for 87 yards. He proved to be more of a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield for the Wolverines than he was at the running back position.
In four years at Michigan, Evans rushed for 1,795 yards and 15 touchdowns while adding 479 yards and 2 touchdowns on 49 receptions. His most productive year came in 2017, when he had 685 rushing yards, 157 receiving yards and scored 7 touchdowns.
Evans could have chosen to take advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall 2020 athletes, but he’s instead heading to the NFL Draft.