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March 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Mike Evans was asked about Richard Sherman a lot at the combine

Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans likes Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. In fact, in an interview with NFL.com, he said Sherman was one of his favorite players.

That’s probably a good thing because Evans said he was asked a lot of Richard Sherman questions at the combine. Evans is a big receiver (6-5, 230), so it’s natural that he would be seen as a good fit to clash with Sherman, a big corner.

Here’s what Evans had to say on the matter in the interview with NFL.com:

Q: You vs. Richard Sherman … who wins that battle?

ME:¬†I got that question from a lot of teams at the combine — lots of Richard Sherman¬†questions. Who wins that matchup? And what would you do if he started talking smack to you? People don’t know, but I talk a lot of smack, too. He’s one of my favorite defensive players, him and Von Miller. We’ll see. But I’m going to pick myself (in that matchup). I look forward to that day.

What’s interesting, to me, isn’t that Evans said he’d pick himself in a matchup with Sherman. What is he supposed to say when asked that question? It’s like guys being asked if they’re the best player at their position heading into the draft. Does anyone really expect a player to say he’s not when asked that?

What’s interesting is that Sherman and his size have become a new kind of measuring stick in the league, and Evans is seen as a possible kryptonite to counter that. You get a big guy like Evans, in part, to be able to win a matchup with a big guy like Sherman.

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