Josh Reynolds 2017 NFL Draft Profile

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COLUMBIA, SC - AUGUST 28: Josh Reynolds #11 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs for extra yardage after a catch against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 194
School: Texas A&M

Combine Performance Data
40-yard dash
: 4.52 seconds
Vertical jump: 37 inches (tied for fifth among wide receivers)
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches
Three-cone drill: 6.83 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.13 seconds

Josh Reynolds 2017 NFL Draft Profile

Josh Reynolds took a path less traveled to get to the NFL. Reynolds was a three-star recruit from San Antonio, Texas. He was under recruited and found himself playing JuCo ball at Tyler Junior College in Texas for a year. With the year of experience, Reynolds transferred to Texas A&M and immediately made an impact.

As a sophomore, he caught 52 passes for 184 yards and 13 touchdowns. It includes scoring two touchdowns in four different games. As a junior, he put up 51 catches for 917 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 61 passes for 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns. It was a season that had him named to the second team All-SEC team. Reynolds dealt with a shuffling of quarterbacks in every season and still produced, especially in big games. He is a red zone threat and a clear touchdown producer. How much more can Reynolds bring to the table, and what round will he be drafted in?

Strengths:

  • Good frame and arm length.
  • Long strider with deep threat potential.
  • Clean route runner.
  • Can beat press with a swim move, and crafty movement.
  • Strong vertical game.
  • Ability to make contested catches.
  • Good ball tracking ability.

Weaknesses

  • Thin frame.
  • Dealt with concentration drops at times.
  • Can be overpowered in press coverage.
  • Doesn’t have a deep route tree.

NFL Comparison: Allen Hurns

Teams with needs at position: Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills

Projection: Fourth Round

Bottom Line:

Reynolds has a place in the NFL. He has the ability to take the top off of the defense, and with his size and speed, he can make big plays down the field. The question will be whether or not he can bring more to the table, and how consistent can he be in his role?

Reynolds has a lanky size, and while he had gone over the middle for drags, it is tough to see him playing in that part of the field consistently in the NFL. He has good footwork, but most of that comes in getting off of press, and beating stronger, more physical cornerbacks off of the line.

The other factor will come down to his hands. He has the ability to out leap, and outmuscle cornerbacks for contested passes. However, sometimes he doesn’t see the ball all the way in. When going over the middle and looking to make plays with the ball in his hands you can see some drops, which will affect any chance he gets in the NFL.

Still, the size and the speed are enticing and his footwork is good enough to suggest that he can expand his route tree. He will likely end up in the middle rounds of the NFL draft, but do not be surprised if he is someone who is getting snaps and chances early into his NFL career.

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