After a studly Ravens debut, Lee Evans is turning heads around the country. ESPN’s James Walker listed Evans in his most recent AFC North Stock Watch, saying that Evans stock is on the rise within the division.
3. Ravens receiver Lee Evans: It was a successful Ravens debut for Evans, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. He tied for the team lead with three catches for 68 yards in Baltimore’s 31-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The biggest play came on a hookup between Flacco and Evans for 43 yards. But Evans not only showed deep speed, he showed versatility. Evans’ two other receptions came on a quick slant and out route for first downs.
As previously mentioned, former Ravens head coach and NFL analyst Brian Billick was also impressed with Evans early chemistry with the Ravens.
Walker was also impressed with the Steelers defense and Browns quarterback Colt McCoy. He was concerned with the Bengals starters and quarterback Andy Dolton as well as Pittsburgh’s offensive line.
I was particularly worried about the Ravens o-line after Friday’s game against the Chiefs. Hopefully the Ravens will get extra help from the newly signed Mark LeVoir, who has already impressed Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston.