Originally Posted by Pink Ranger
I like her for this role: she's got the "hottest girl on the soccer team" look about her, which is a good balance between attractiveness and realism for the role of Sharon Carter.
I agree. Also, considering that her character(likely Sharon) is the female lead for the film, Marvel and the Directors wouldn't have just given her the part without auditioning her first(likely with Evans there to get a feel for the kind of chemistry they'd have). There were several other actresses(most of them more well known) up for the part, so they obviously saw something in her audition that impressed them. While I was rooting for a few of the others, I think she'll do just fine. She looks the part(she's tall, blonde, and in fantastic shape), she's a solid actress, and she has shown she candle handle action scenes well.
And for those who think she isn't "hot enough"(a claim I've seen all over the web), here's this: