MOBILE, Ala. — If Tuesday was any indication, Chris Evans is primed for a big week at the Senior Bowl.
The Michigan running back found himself in a multitude of scenarios during the first day of practice for the American team, from taking handoffs from the quarterbacks to catching passes out of the backfield to blocking gunners on special teams.
Evans is one of five Michigan players tapped for Saturday’s game at Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama, where NFL personnel and scouts have descended for the annual college football showcase.
After checking in at a shade under 5-foot-11 and 219 pounds, the do-it-all Evans displayed his motor and willingness to finish plays on Tuesday. In one situation during a team period, Evans took a handoff from Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, surveyed the carnage at the line of scrimmage and darted through the C-gap to a roaring applause from his team.