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Los Angeles Chargers to Host UCF OT Aaron Evans

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Chargers, Chiefs among upcoming visits for the former Golden Knight

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According to Shannon Green of The Orlando Sentinel, former Central Florida left tackle Aaron Evans has an upcoming visit with the Los Angeles Chargers following his trip to Kansas City next week.

In this interview following his pro day, Evans talks with media members about his performance, his currently scheduled visits, and the state of his surgically-repaired back that kept him out of the Peach Bowl victory over the Auburn Tigers.

The 6-foot-5, 319-pound left tackle said he “didn’t check every box” during his pro day but “overall feels pretty good about his performance.” Evans put up a respectable 27 reps on the bench press and got up to 25 inches on the vertical jump.

Evans became the blindside protector for the Golden Knights prior to the 2015 season where he got the nod for all 12 games. He followed that up with starts in 12 of 13 games in 2016 before starting every game in 2017 up until the aforementioned Peach Bowl.

After throwing on the tape, Evans exhibits quick feet and takes good angles on reach blocks and second-level climbs, both necessary when playing in a quick-hitting offense like Scott Frost’s. These offenses aren’t the most translatable to the NFL, but that hasn’t stopped potential early-round prospect Tyrell Crosby out of the University of Oregon from climbing up draft boards, either.

A UDFA pick up is what I inevitably expect for Evans come draft time.