Oct 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Tevin Reese (16) during the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Cyclones 71-7. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tevin Reese: By the Numbers

The last draft pick for the Chargers was the lightning quick wide receiver from Baylor, Tevin Reese. The 5’11″ 163 pound Texas native had 4 good seasons for the Baylor Bears. He lined up against the Chargers’ first round pick, Jason Verrett on numerous occasions. I am here to dissect Tevin Reese’s numbers. They aren’t eye-popping, but they are impressive nonetheless.

For starters, he has been clocked at 4.31 in the 40 yard dash, but officially he is at 4.41. He can also get vertical, with a 41″ leap, but I have read numerous accounts of him jumping higher. He is a burner, something the Chargers need. His 2013 season was cut short due to a wrist injury, but he finished with 867 receiving yards with 8 touchdowns.

In his 4 years at Baylor, he accumulated 3,102 receiving yards on 187 receptions with 24 touchdowns. I always look to see if a guy has been battle tested.

Does he rise to the occasion in a big game? Last year, Reese torched Kansas State for 184 yards and 2 TD’s. In 2011 he had 163 yards against Mizzou. He also has racked up 120 yards against West Virginia. Not top-tier opponents, but the Big 12 is no cakewalk. He had 12 100+ yard games throughout his career. He has 4 career multi-touchdown games.  He does not have much experience in the return game, but Tom Telesco has hinted that they will try him out.

He definitely has the make up for a speedy returner. The Chargers finally addressed the need for a receiver. He will complement Keenan Allen. Overall, the Chargers had a good draft. They addressed the most blatant needs. Reese is a great addition and will give Philip Rivers another weapon, which is always a good thing.

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  • tubbs45

    maybe between him and Floyd, we can 16 games… I really like the possibilities with the kid. Making him a returner is very risky IMO…

    • Nick Lee

      Yeah, I agree. We haven plenty of options to try out from UDFA to try in the return game

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      risky… but he needs to find a role and a way to produce. we also need someone to produce in that game

  • rickochey

    this might mean the end of Royal.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      it is possible.. still has a lot to prove though. Royal will be on the roster for at least this season

      • arnie

        I see him not coming back in 2015. the concern is can he stay healthy and the answer is no. guys like Tutu and Brown are on the bubble. If it’s tough decision Eddie could get the ax. But i would hate to see Tutu cut first.

        • rickochey

          I wouldn’t mind seeing Brown cut and keep Tutu.

          • arnie

            At this point, i agree. For whatever reason i’m just not seeing it from Brown. There are just other options in camp for his level of production.

    • Jimbojangles

      A great addition. I hope TT’s draft pick pans out in a big way. However, being a productive receiver in the NFL is a easier said than done. If Reese doesn’t show up to camp and work his butt off, he won’t be on this roster plain and simple. The deep threat is awesome. I hope Rivers to Reese for 80 yards is a weekly announcement…but it needs to materialize in offseason workouts. There’s only 53 spots on an NFL roster and there are a lot of quality and very hungry players fighting for one of those spots. Best of luck little man. I hope you flourish.

  • Alter Ego

    I like that he hails from Baylor – they have a recent track record of producing quality starting WRs for the NFL…Josh Gordon, Kendall Wright and Terrance Williams. Getting him in the 7th round was a shrewd move by TT…very shrewd.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    His highlights look like those plays on Madden when your on defense and the opposing QB throws a long bomb and you accidently hit X and become the defending CB and the WR blows right by you while you stand there looking at him scoring a TD from 20 yards away lol

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    …are we gonna talk about this new look that Fansided has done?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahaha.. .what you think about it/

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        I like it actually. It’s modern and simple. I just think they need to change the Bolt Beat logo. It looks like an abacus among scientific calculators.

  • powderBLUE801

    This guy is excellent at creating seperation. I can’t wait to watch him burn down the field and I think he will be great at post patterns. Very excited to watch him and I will be buying his jersey. I have faith.

  • diomar espinal

    Idk if you realize or not but Philip isnt good when it comes to throwing to guys like that which is why a guy like Robert Meachem didnt suceed with Philip. PR17 does not have the strongest arm and those type of wideouts need a QB who can put air under the ball in order for them to chase it down. Since philip has never had a cannon of an arm that is why hes always done well with big physical recievers like Vincent, Malcolm and DX. Those guys arent burners but they are big and physical and go up and fight for the ball. Those kind of recievers allow phillip to drop back and just throw them jump balls so they can high point the ball.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      Philip Rivers doesn’t have a cannon?! He can’t throw it down the field?! He doesn’t have a deep ball?! You’re so disrespectful. That’s asinine, asiten, asieleven, and asitwelve!


      • diomar espinal

        yes those bombs where thrown up to big receivers is the point i made . Learn how to comprehend what im saying before you jump to conclusions. He was throwing deep to guys who could fight for jumpballs. and not once did i say he didnt have deep ball accuracy so i dont know where u got that from. But once again its different throwing it up for guys who are big and fight for the ball as opposed to smaller speedier guys which is why a guy like Meachem didnt succeed with us. Do you comprehend alil better now smart guy?

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Look cool kid. There’s no need to re-explain it because I know exactly what you said. You said that he doesn’t have the strongest arm. Is it the strongest in the league? Possibly. Probably not but it’s possible. Rivers has the ability to put the ball down field exactly where it needs to be. I don’t know what games you were watching but one of Rivers’s best traits was his great deep ball. Meachem just wasn’t as good as Floyd or Jackson. Period. I don’t know where you got that information from but it’s incorrect. Meachem wasn’t successful because he couldn’t catch anything in training camp or the preseason. Everyone else flew past this guy on the depth chart. Comprehend that smart guy.

          • diomar espinal

            Im a bolts fan like everybody in here but dude if you think that Philip possibly has the stongest arm in the league then your an idiot or dont watch the rest of the league.

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            I said it was possible. I said probably not but it’s possible.

          • FiniteSD

            Rivers has never had a true burner to throw to yet so maybe this season we will find out.

    • RZ

      Ahhh…the weasel has many forms I see.