When Justin Fuente arrived, he made it a priority to bring in a talented QB that could start immediately and he did that with Jerod Evans. Evans didn’t earn the starting job till a couple weeks before the season, but became a catalyst that launched the Hokies to their first ACC Coastal title and 10-win season since 2011.
Rumors emerged after the Hokies’ Belk Bowl that he was considering leaving for the NFL to the surprise of many. Now, he has made his decision.
— Jérod Evans (@rodfor6_) January 2, 2017
Jerod Evans has declared for the 2017 NFL Draft, foregoing his final year of eligibility.
Evans shined this season completing 63.5% of his passes for 3,546 passing yards, 29 passing touchdowns, and 7 interceptions while also rushing for 846 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns, which both led the Hokies. Evans was also snubbed from receiving any All-ACC recognition despite having one of the best seasons in VT history.
Evans will leave Virginia Tech with a lot of single-season VT records including most passing yards, most passing TDs, most completions, most total TDs, and most rushing yards by a QB.
Evans has plenty of upside due to his great athleticism and big arm but also has a lot of works to do with his mechanics and must improve his ability to progress through his reads. Right now, Evans seems likely to be a late-round draft pick though his draft stock seems largely unknown at this point with no one really expecting him to leave.
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