Reports from Cortland indicate fourth round pick Shaquelle Evans had a rough first day of practice in the NFL.
Shaq Evans fumbles ball on first punt drill. #Jets— JetNation.com (@JetNation) July 24, 2014
Shaq Evans has had two drops in individuals against air. Stephen Hill with one.— Seth Walder (@SethWalderNYDN) July 24, 2014
Shaq Evans looks overwhelmed. Dropping a lot of passes. He missed spring practices. Has a lot of catching up to do #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 24, 2014
Shaq Evans frustrated at self in positional drills after more than one drop. #Jets— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) July 24, 2014
It isn't necessarily a big surprise there would be some first day struggles. These guys are shaking off the rust. One would be well-advised to not put too much stock into what happens early.
Evans probably is going to have to impress in camp. Normally a fourth round pick would be a virtual lock for a roster spot. This might be an exception. While the quality is up for debate, the Jets have a large quantity of players competing at wide receiver. A rough camp might lead to The Big Aristotle's release if a few of the competitors show promise.