Oak Creek's Marwin Evans signs with Green Bay Packers
When it comes to assessing football talent,Chandler Jones Jersey let's just say that we the staff of Now Newspapers are well-meaning but sometimes flawed.
Guess where we put recent Green Bay Packers free-agent signee and big-time overachiever Marwin Evans on our 2010 All-Suburban team?
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So let's just say that we missed the mark and be done with it with the strong and fast 5-11, 211-pound safety out of Utah State and Oak Creek, who officially signed with the Packers on May 9.Jason Witten Jersey
Now let's have someone who actually knows something about the talented Mr. Evans have his say.
"Honestly,Rashad Jennings Jersey this is not that big a surprise to me," said Oak Creek football coach Mike Bartholomew. "Not surprised at all,Randall Cobb Jersey especially after he got everything figured out.
"In high school, he was a really good player but not that great a student,Kawann Short Jersey but he really turned himself around when he got to junior college. You look at his journey; he's come such a long ways. I remember telling him that when he decided to go to Utah State (after his second year at a junior college) that he had a chance (at the NFL).Chris Hogan Jersey His work ethic was so good. When he played for us, he was maybe 160 pounds dripping wet,Michael Bennett Jersey and now look at him, one of the all-time great success stories."
The signing fulfills a prophecy Bartholomew made to Evans about three years ago
"I was watching the NFL Draft,Sean Davis Jersey and I sent him a text saying, 'I'm sure I'll see you on an NFL draft board some day,'" Bartholomew said.Jeremy Hill Jersey "It didn't quite work out that way, but now he has a great chance."
The Packers signed Evans after a strong Pro Day workout that included a 4.47-second 40-yard dash and 19 repetitions at 225 pounds on the bench press. He also has an impressive 42-inch vertical leap.
Evans worked out recently for Seattle, but when the Seahawks didn't offer him a contract, the Packers did