A junior-college transfer, Josh Reynolds transferred to Texas A&M with a chip on his shoulder and made some big catches for the Aggies throughout his career. His height, length and SEC experience will drive him up draft boards and force him to standout among other WRs in that tier.
Name: Josh Reynolds
School: Texas A&M
Class: Junior (RS)
Draft Grade: Early 3rd Round
Positives: Ideal height. Very long arms and big hands. Good open field speed. Long, quick strides that tear up yards. Turns his hips and glides in the open field. Very smooth. Upper and lower body move together. A bouncy athlete. Stop to start quickness is very good. Huge catch radius. A big leaper. Can haul in errant passes with one hand and bring them in. Can go up and make the circus catch in traffic. A big red zone threat. Works hard after the catch and gives great effort and has good awareness in the open field. Good downfield blocking effort. Enjoys mixing it up. Has big-time confidence. Will jaw right back with defenders. Went up against the LSU corners and didn’t back down. Highly competitive. Light-hearted personality and likes to have a good time. Liked by teammates. Has a junior college chip on his shoulder.
Negatives: A high-cut build with very long legs. Height to weight ratio will never be ideal. Naturally thin upper and lower body without much progression during his time in college. Lacks strength after the catch and will get moved back. Not going to take the ball to the house often and will get tracked down. Lacks great change of direction. Doesn’t lower his hips and explode out of his breaks. Inconsistent hands. Drops too many passes. Double-catches too often. Legs get twisted into some awkward positions. Body type puts into question his long-term durability. Unsure how much of a worker he is and where his maturity is at.
Outlook: Josh Reynolds is a pleasant surprise and one of the most intriguing senior receivers in this class. He brings ideal height, very good athleticism, ball skills and the confidence to be an impact player. Reynolds lacks great speed, strength, and consistent hands but has considerable upside. Reynolds could have had a much bigger impact had he played in a less competitive receiver group and had more consistent QB play at Texas A&M. Reynolds ideally should come off the board early in the third round.