Success garners attention. Production garners respect from your peers.

The Bucs 9-7 record in 2016 made some people around the country stand up and take notice, but Mike Evans notching another 1,000 yard season gained him the respect of the league’s players.

Mike Evans Richard Sherman

Bucs WR Mike Evans and Seahawks CB Richard Sherman – Photo by: Mark Lomoglio/PR

Evans came in at No. 29 this season on the NFL Network’s list of Top 100 players  after posting 96 receptions for 1,321 yards including 12 touchdowns. Evans became the third member of the Buccaneers selected to the NFL’s Top 100 list this season following quarterback Jameis Winston (57) and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (52).

Evan has now posted three consecutive 1,000 yard seasons since joining the league as the No. 7 overall pick in 2014. For his career Evans has put up 3,578 yards on 238 receptions and 27 touchdowns.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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4 years ago

Would anyone trade Mike Evans for Landon Collins? Didn’t ME beat Richard Sherman like a drum last season? What am I missing?

4 years ago

Was hoping he’d be higher than that- I figured he’d be the top Buc. Where the hell is Lavonte David?

4 years ago

29 is a sleight for sure. In the teens for ME. And I agree, where is Lavonte David.