Prospect Profile: Alabama LB Rashaan Evans

Posted Mar 7, 2018

Rashaan Evans

Linebacker | Alabama | Senior

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 234 pounds

College Stats

2017: recorded 74 total tackles (35 solo, 39 assisted) along with 13 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups; a team captain for Alabama, Evans was named as a First-Team All-American by AFCA and was a Second-Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches; missed two games due to injury

Career: recorded 152 total tackles (85 solo, 67 assisted) along with 23.5 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five pass breakups; was a First-Team All-American by AFCA and was a Second -Team All-SEC selection by conference coaches as a senior; spent time at outside linebacker before moving inside for his final two seasons 

Combine Results

40-yard dash: did not participate

Bench press: did not participate

Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches

Vertical jump: 30 inches

3-cone drill: 6.95 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.36 seconds


Summary: Evans was one of the top recruits as a linebacker coming out of high school. He played outside linebacker for the first two years of his college career before moving inside for the final two seasons. Evans is known for his athleticism and frame, and was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which is given to college football’s top linebacker and claimed by Eric Kendricks in 2014.

Lance Zierlein of wrote Evans is built “like new breed of NFL linebackers,” citing Evans’ “agility, range and explosiveness.” Among other attributes, Zierlein said a “work while you wait” mindset helped him excel in three consecutive national championship game appearances.

Stacking up: ESPN draft expect Mel Kiper, Jr., listed Evans as the second-best inside linebacker in the draft, while NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has Evans as the No. 4 linebacker.

Coming up clutch: Although Evans played sparingly on defense as a sophomore in 2015, he recorded a pair of sacks against Clemson to help Alabama win the College Football Playoff National Championship.