Sorry if he cost you money in the BCS,where he was clearly the best LB on the field not named Smith. Even though the total numbers in both games are ballpark. Evans lead the team in tackles against Clemson and was second on the team against Georgia. You know the same guy that you criticized for not being the premier tackler on the team ,even though he was tied for the most,while missing 2 games and playing injured all season. A little fact that you tried to misconstrue. He has 16 less tackles in 6 less games (less than 2.5 per game)played (career) compared to Carter. He has a few more TFL and 1 more career sack in those 6 less games while transitioning to a new position he wasn't recruited to play. Dare I say he also has 5 PD compared to Carters 1 but you want to mock Evans for his total. Also Carter averaged 3.4 tackles compared to Evans 3.5....You admitted yourself that Carter "maybe " can move inside so we're not even sure he can and if he can't then we have to try him at OLB where he might start to hurt some players feelings......yet he is worth the pick at 28? I'm confused.... The funny thing in all this is Evans injury concerns me and while I think if injury doesn't play a factor in his career, he will have a good one. I'm still torn ,the more I hear about LVE the more there is to like....I wouldn't be mad if one was picked over the other I can see + and - on both sides. Evans has the production and tape against better competition but LVE has some nice athleticism for his size and maybe a higher upside that you really can't predict. Like I said I'd be happy with whoever they decide as long as it's not QB,RB,WR or OL ( unless Nelson Decastros to us). I can easily see a couple of the DL mentioned Phillips and Payne. We have Dunbar here to give us a little insight on both Payne and Evans so he might know some things we might not have known. So I would lean towards trusting any of the picks we decide on from Bama,even Harrison. Like I've said before the onus is on the coaches to prepare and develop the talent. Honestly I feel we have been failing somewhat in that department... One mans trash could be another mans treasure ........ I don't mean to jump on you like this, you don't like Evans I get it. I also know that you know your **** and you put in the time and effort. I've read tons of scouting reports on Evans to go along with a handful of tapes, plus I watch almost every game they play anyway because it's nice to watch a team that gets it done more often than not....for a change. Everything I've read says that he will be a very good player injuries aside. No one can predict that (i.e. Ryan). They also go on to say he would be a good fit for a team like Pittsburgh. I try to stay unbiased in my assessments ,to me it just doesn't seem like you are. I haven't heard you mention one positive about a guy who basically all the experts and scouts have very good reports on. I've seen him ranked in the top 4 or 5 everywhere I've looked ,some flip flopping between him and LVE. Like I said my heart isn't set on Evans I will have to trust whatever decision is made,what choice do we have. It's obvious he's not your guy but the kid can play and he's still making the transition and learning the position. In the end you may very well end up being right or maybe it turns out I was...neither scenario makes us a expert. The teams get it wrong with a lot more resources than we have. It really is a crap shoot.... ..........dilly dilly.