Sometimes, we become so comfortable with one guy being the consensus No. 1 at his position that we stop questioning his credentials for that spot. It feels as though that's become the case with Sammy Watkins, who could be challenged for the throne by Mike Evans.
It's not as though Watkins isn't the real deal, but Evans has 20 pounds on Watkins yet was only one-tenth of a second slower in the 40-yard dash at the combine, per CBS Sports. He's also four inches taller with larger hands and a larger wingspan. Plus, he actually ran a quicker 20-yard shuttle.
They both scored 12 touchdowns in 2013, and each had between 1,350 and 1,500 receiving yards. But Evans averaged more yards per catch by a margin of 5.7 (not insignificant), and Watkins is the one with some character concerns.
It just seems to me that while Watkins' ceiling could be slightly higher, Evans could be a more reliable No. 1 receiver from the get-go. And I'm not alone, because CBSSports.com's Dane Brugler reported last week that at least two teams have Evans as the top wide receiver on their draft boards.