Kendall Reyes

San Diego Chargers select Kendall Reyes, Grade B

The San Diego Chargers had other positions of need, but they got a decent value here with Kendall Reyes.

Reyes fits nicely at defensive end in their 3-4 defense, but I didn’t view the position as a glaring weakness. Reyes will have to complete with two other young defensive ends, Corey Luigit and Vaughn Martin, for playing time and may have a hard time cracking the 1st-team unit.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Chargers Comments Off

Kendall Reyes scouting report

Kendall Reyes DT Connecituct #99
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 299

 
Strengths:
Prototypical height and decent overall size. Does a great job staying low and using good leverage. Surprisingly athletic; can get into the backfield and will even make some plays in pursuit. Impressive motor; never quits on a play. Stamina appears to be excellent for an interior lineman; chases ball carriers down the field more than your average defensive tackle. Definitely has the skills to play a three-technique in a 4-3 scheme or end in a 3-4. Team leader on and off the field; team captain in both junior and senior year.
Weaknesses:
Explosion off the snap is inconsistent; gets into the backfield with his bull rush, but rarely explodes into the backfield to really disrupt a play from the get-go. Explosion may not be enough to impress 4-3 teams looking for penetrating three-technique, but lacks size/strength to play nose tackle role. Suffered ankle injury in 2008.
Comments:
Reyes is the type of player who does everything well, but doesn’t really stand out in any one areas. There’s not a lot to criticize about his game, but that can be viewed as both a positive and a negative. On the positive side, he’s NFL ready and would be a relatively safe draft pick. On the down side, he may have maxed-out his potential. He’s a low risk option in the 2nd or 3rd round, but his upside is definitely low end for players who will come off the board in that range.
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Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

UConn RB Jordan Todman considering jump to NFL

UConn junior running back Jordan Todman has filed his paperwork to be evaluated by the NFL Draft advisory committee.

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 27: Jordan Todman  of the Connecticut Huskies carries the ball past the Cincinnati Bearcats defense on November 27, 2010 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Huskies defeated the Bearcats 38-17. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jordan Todman could be an early entry

Todman isn’t an elite prospect, but it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to go pro. This is a weak class for running backs, and he could conceivably come off the board as high as the 3rd round.

He has the ability to immediately help a team as a backup running back and on special teams (he has experience returning kicks). He probably will never been a feature back in the NFL, but he has the speed and quickness to be a nice change-of-pace back.

Defensive tackle Kendall Reyes also filed his paperwork. Reyes is athletic, but slightly undersized, and it would be a mistake for him to leave school. Should he enter the draft, there is no guarantee that he would hear his name called.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft Comments Off