“They have real good corners in Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford,” Evans said. “Alford is real physical. Trufant is real crafty and real smart.”
In the Falcons’ 56-14 victory Sept. 18, Evans was held in check.
Evans was targeted on seven passes and caught four for 52 yards, including a 36-yarder. Jackson caught two for 15 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted on nine passes.
“They gave us fits in the first game, so we are looking to bounce back and have a good game against them,” Evans, who played with Matthews at Texas A&M.
Jackson has been helpful to the rookie.
“He’s a great player,” Evans said. “He gets us going. He’s one of the captains. For me, he’s been great to be around. He’s been a great mentor so far. I can’t thank him enough.”
Evans size, leaping ability and sure hands make him tough to cover.
“He’s a threat,” Trufant said. “He’s been a threat. Big target, can jump, can run. He’s picking it up. We’ve just got to prepare this week and go out here and make plays.”