2015 NFL DRAFT

Tevin Reese, WR

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Temple, TX
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 163 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
327417-FA

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.412.571.52- 4111"00"4.186.63
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.432.561.55- ----

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Varies his release off the snap, lulling defenders with a lackadaisical start and then blowing by them with rare acceleration. Can sink his hips and create easy separation with most cornerbacks scared to play him close. Shows some lateral agility to elude. Can catch outside of his frame, as well as track the ball over his shoulder. Experienced playing outside and in the slot.

According to Baylor's official athletic website, Reese has been clocked at 4.31 seconds in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 45.5" vertical jump and 11'5" broad jump, each of which would rank among the most impressive efforts in Scouting Combine history if duplicated in Indianapolis. Participated on Baylor's track team.

WEAKNESSES: A one-trick pony whose value to NFL teams is based strictly on his speed. Isn't asked to carry out many routes in this offense, typically either running verticals or comebacks to complement his verticals. Does not possess natural hands for the reception. Turns his head to find the defender before securing the ball and traps the ball in his arms rather than plucking it outside of his frame.

Possesses a spindly frame that suggests that he'll struggle with durability. Doesn't like contact. Slides to avoid contact or runs out of bounds rather than fighting through tackles.

COMPARES TO: Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns - Like Benjamin, Reese's value lies with his extraordinary speed. Benjamin, who was unofficially clocked at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the 2012 Combine, hasn't yet emerged as a consistent big play artist for the Browns (two touchdowns in 22 games to this point) but his mere presence forced defenses to adjust. Teams will be expecting Reese to make a similar impact and, of course, hoping for much more.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Considering the talent that Baylor has sent to the NFL over the past few seasons, it is positively frightening that Reese is considered by many to be the fastest player Art Briles has coached with the Bears. How fast is Reese? Consider this statistic. Of his 25 career touchdown receptions, 22 of them covered at least 40 yards, including all but his last score of the 2013 season - just a ho-hum 25-yarder against the Kansas Jayhawks October 26.

Unfortunately for Reese and the Bears, the nation's most explosive deep ball threat suffered a dislocated right wrist against the Oklahoma Sooners a week later, ending his regular season prematurely. Though Reese returned to play against Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, he was limited to five receptions for "just" 43 yards, his lowest output of the year.

Nicknamed "Sweet Feet" for obvious reasons, Reese is the type of game-breaker every NFL team is looking for. If he can prove his health at the Combine, he could position himself as one of the draft's most exciting wideouts of the 2014 class. If nothing else, he should contend for the year's 40-yard dash championship.

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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Round 7/240 -- Tevin Reese, WR, 5-10, 163, Baylor...Like speed? Then you will like Reese. He is not going to dazzle anyone with his solid hands or nifty routes, but what he can do is run, and run fast. Consider that of his 25 touchdown catches at Baylor, 22 of them went for at least 40 yards. He is a burner, something the Chargers lack. - The Sports Xchange
 

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