The Bengals added a dynamic rusher with the selection of running back Chris Evans from Michigan in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Evans was considered one of the top 15 running back recruits in the country out of Indianapolis' Ben Davis High School and made an immediate impact with the Wolverines by playing in all 13 games in 2016 (88 carries, 614 yards, 7.0 yards per carry, four touchdowns; six receptions, 87 yards, 14.5 average, one start). He garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten honors in 2017, rushing for 685 yards and six scores on 135 carries (5.1 per) and grabbing 16 passes for 157 yards (9.8 per) and a score.
The Michigan back has a strong athletic profile, clocking in at 4.44 seconds on the 40-yard dash and weighing 211 pounds. His other measurables were all excellent — he recorded a 40.5-inch vertical, 127-inch broad jump and 6.56-second three-cone drill.
Presented by Tide, the Bengals select RB Chris Evans with the 202nd pick in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Check out the top pictures of the Bengals selection from Michigan.