At the start of the season, Evans was a breakout candidate, but Mike Yurcich didn’t have much interest in his skill set. Evans was resigned to the bench and wasted away until Yurcich was fired and Seider and Howle revitalized his career.
The sophomore finished the season with just four catches for 94 yards, but against Michigan State in the season finale, Drew Allar hit Evans for a 60-yard touchdown.
Harrison Wallace III could be returning to the field for the first time since he left the Ohio State game with an injury and that could cut into Evans's potential snaps, but Evans' explosiveness will shine through with enough opportunity.
Franklin and Kotelnicki need to figure out who are going to be the contributors at wide receiver next season, and both Evans and Wallace can make a case to be WR1 or WR2 depending on what Penn State reels in from the transfer portal.