Mitchell Evans
Mitchell Evans  TE  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Mitchell Evans
Notre Dame
Home town
Wadsworth, OH
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Mitchell Evans TE Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Mitchell Evans TE Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Inline Blocking TE
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.76 seconds (55%*)
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 260 (69%*)
Forty: 4.76 (O) (55%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Inline Blocking TE
Last Updated: 07/10/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.76 seconds (55%*)
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (63%*) Weight: 260 (69%*)
Forty: 4.76 (O) (55%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
Overall Rating: 86.6 / 100
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QB Rating When targeted: 93.3
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Overall Rank: #45 Position rank: #2
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 788
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Pat Freiermuth - Penn State
Luke Schoonmaker - Michigan
Tucker Kraft - South Dakota State
Draft Profile: Bio
Mitchell Evans, a tight end from Notre Dame, has emerged as an intriguing prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft. The 6'5", 260-pounder hails from Wadsworth, Ohio, where he excelled as a multi-sport athlete in high school. Evans arrived at Notre Dame as a three-star recruit, initially flying under the radar before making his mark on the Fighting Irish program.

Evans' collegiate career trajectory showcases his development and versatility. After seeing limited action as a freshman, he gradually increased his role, culminating in a breakout junior season. Despite missing the final four games due to injury, Evans led Notre Dame in receiving, averaging 52.8 yards per game and totaling 29 receptions for 422 yards. His performance against Duke, where he racked up 134 yards on six catches, earned him Notre Dame Offensive Player of the Game honors.

The tight end's path to prominence wasn't without its challenges. Evans displayed remarkable adaptability, transitioning from his high school days as a quarterback to becoming a key target in Notre Dame's passing attack. His growth as a player is evident in his increased production and expanding role within the offense over his three seasons in South Bend.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Vacuum-like mitts with natural hand-catching ability, demonstrating plus ball skills and body control to pluck passes outside his frame
  • High football IQ and exceptional feel for zone coverage, consistently finding soft spots and presenting a big target in the strike zone
  • Prototypical Y-tight end frame with plus length and bulk, creating mismatches against smaller defensive backs and linebackers
  • Surprising initial burst off the line of scrimmage for his size, showing ability to threaten the seam and exploit the middle of the field
  • Positional versatility with experience taking direct snaps, showcasing scheme flexibility and potential for creative usage in heavy packages
  • Solid in-line blocker with good pad level and hand placement, effectively walling off edge defenders in the run game
  • Red zone weapon with plus catch radius and ability to high-point the football, boxing out defenders on jump balls
  • Displays requisite toughness to work the middle of the field, securing catches through contact and in traffic
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Limited twitch and long speed may hinder ability to consistently uncover against NFL-caliber coverage players
  • Route tree lacks nuance and diversity, relying more on size than savvy to create separation at the top of routes
  • Pedestrian YAC ability, lacking the wiggle or second gear to turn short completions into chunk plays
  • Raw in pass pro sets, often dropping anchor too early and lunging rather than mirroring rushers with proper footwork
  • Injury history raises red flags about durability and ability to withstand the rigors of a full NFL season
Scouting Report: Summary
Mitchell Evans stands out as a high-caliber tight end prospect with the potential to make an immediate impact at the NFL level. His combination of size, reliable hands, and developing blocking skills make him a coveted target likely to come off the board on day two of the draft. While he may not possess elite athleticism, Evans' production and football IQ suggest he could quickly develop into a starting-caliber tight end.

At the next level, Evans should thrive in offenses that emphasize tight end usage in both the passing and running game. His skill set aligns well with teams that employ multiple tight-end sets and use play-action concepts. Evans has the tools to become a reliable target in the short to intermediate passing game and a solid contributor in the run game. With continued refinement of his route running and pass protection technique, Evans has the potential to outperform even his high draft status and become a cornerstone piece for an NFL offense.
Written By:
K.C. Martinez (IND-FBS)

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