For the storied 2014 NFL rookie receiving class, freakish athleticism isn't limited to the football field.
Two members of what some have called the best group of first-year receivers ever have showcased their skill over the offseason with some impressive slam dunks.
Madden 2016 cover boy Odell Beckham Jr. has thrown down a pair of slams the past few months:
OBJ having some fun in Cameron!! This was after some great work on the field!! pic.twitter.com/mWCDIy8aQT
— David Cutcliffe (@DavidCutcliffe) April 3, 2015
Not to be outdone, Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Evans recently posted this video to his Twitter feed:
Big Boi still got it lol pic.twitter.com/q4Ofjpjv0x
— Mike Evans (@MikeEvans13_) May 23, 2015
It's one thing for an NFL player to dunk. It's an entirely different thing for him to put the ball between his legs before doing it.
Evans has a height advantage over Beckham -- the former is 6-foot-5 and the latter is 6 feet tall -- and a better basketball pedigree. As a high schooler Evans averaged 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists. Shortly after committing to play football at Texas A&M, where he teamed up with Johnny Manziel, Evans received a basketball scholarship offer from Texas.
“It was tough; I loved basketball,” Evans said of his decision to focus on football. “I stuck to Texas A&M.”
As skilled as he is on the hardwood, it certainly appears Evans is playing the right sport. Evans, 21, set the Bucs' single-season touchdown catches record in 2014 with 12.