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Report: Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans will declare for the 2014 NFL draft

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Mike Evans and Johnny Manziel (USA Today Sports)

In news that won’t be much of a surprise to anyone, Tuesday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl will reportedly be the final collegiate game for Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans. The duo will enter the 2014 NFL draft according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Manziel and Evans, both redshirt sophomores, put up eye-popping numbers over the past two seasons at A&M, helping the Aggies quickly integrate into the SEC.

Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, threw for a combined 7,438 yards and 59 touchdowns in the past two seasons while also running for 2,096 yards and 29 rushing touchdowns. The 6-foot-5 Evans showed an impressive combination of size, speed and great hands, and quickly became Manziel’s favorite target. He tallied 147 receptions for 2,427 yards (16.5 yards per catch) and 17 touchdowns in the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

This report comes just a day after Manziel told reporters that he was “nowhere even close” to making a decision about the NFL.

Many draft experts have projected Manziel and Evans as both high-round selections.

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