Count Down to Camp: Tevin Resse

Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Tevin Reese (16) against the Central Florida Knights during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It’s about time! When pick number 7 came up for the San Diego Chargers, a WR in a class stocked with good talent. Then I looked again, “…is he really that small?”. I thought they had made mistake. Aren’t we in need of a WR above 6-foot and heavier than a high schooler? It didn’t take long to see why Telesco picked him. He has good hands, a 41-inch vertical, can turn and stop on a dime and…..  Speed.

Reese:  I’m very electrifying and explosive.  I’m a playmaker.  I go out there and play every play until the whistle.  I’m a great team player and I love being a leader. More here…

In college it showed…Played all 13 games in 2010, starting 4, and recorded 45 receptions for 401 yards (8.9-yard average) and no TD’s. Started 7 of 13 games in 2011 and had 51 catches for 877 yards (17.2) and 7 TDs. Played all 13 games in 2012, starting the final 12, and had 53 catches for 957 yards (18.1) and 9 TDs. Started 8 of 9 games played in 2013, managing 38 catches for 867 yards (22.8) and 8 TDs before he broke his right wrist against Oklahoma. More here…

In each season he showed his ability to use that speed to separate form DB’s after the catch. The knock is his weight and size. You can’t fight nature, but you can add to it. Being small he needs a free release of the slot to get open. Bigger DB’s were able to push him around. Eddie Royal has made a living getting off the line clean and making DB’s pay for it. Now Reese can learn from the talented vet.

The bottom line, Reese is going to have to be patient. There are bigger stronger more experienced players ahead of him on the depth chart. Missing time in rookie mini camp put him behind the curve. I understand he was the first to graduate from college in his family and wanted to give his mom her day. However, Reese will have to show he’s Royal an Brown’s replacement to get on the field.

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  • BlueBoltFan

    I guess it’s just because we haven’t had a player like him on the team in some time but I’m really excited to see what he can do.

    • arnie


  • Gunnar Martin

    Ceiling: Desean Jackson
    Floor: A poor man’s Richard Goodman (and the regular one was bad enough…)

    • arnie

      Hahaha. Either way, i’m aiming for someone that can help the special teams or at least be they guy for Brown or Royal next season.

    • Julien Bélair

      he does look like Jackson on tape. God I love the new regime ! A lot of hopes and fun!

  • Rob Base

    No way a guy like that just waits it out on the sideline he will get playing time. He’s a baller can’t wait to see him in action for the Bolts.

    • arnie

      I want that to happen… however
      Floyd, Allen, Royal, Tutu, Brown, Inman, Then UDFA Chancellor, T.Allen, Hatfield, Herndon. That’s an uphill climb to get time playing time after missing rookie mini-camp. Remember Allen only saw the field, after DX an Floyd went down. I’m rooting for Reese to make the roster and i believe he will. he may be the low man on the depth chart, and inactive during games.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        if he can make his mark on special teams he will definitely see the field a lot more.

        • arnie

          As of right now, I believe Reese just became the faster player on the roster. if he can get the ball past the twenty, then I agree.

          • Nick in PB

            Maybe he ends up being another Devin Hester…. a special teams giant! He seems to have a ton of determination and a great attitude. If he can earn a spot on ST as a returner, I think he makes the roster. Barring injuries, maybe a practice squad player. Small frame and small hands have me worried a little bit at this point. He made a lot of wide open catches in college. Not sure if he will see that kind of “openness” in the NFL so how will he be when it comes to contested passes?

          • arnie

            If OC Steve Reich uses a spread formation, then yes. IF the Chargers use 2 TE set, than he could be on the outside for a go route.

          • Nick in PB

            I like it! Coach Arnie! Good call. Let’s see if Coach Reich will make that call!

          • powderBLUE801

            Yes I agree. I think we will see a whole lot of 2 TE sets this year. Imagine a few cross routes with green and Reese with gates in the mix with M80 and Allen oh man I’m excited.

      • Rob Base

        Guess we’ll see how it plays out in camp. Reese seems determined to learn and contribute. There’s going to be some battles! It’s exciting I can’t wait! Very curious who wins out for return duties. Good article bro.

        • arnie

          Thanks Rob. Camp will sort everything out…..
          All six of the Chargers picks last season, made the roster and saw playing time, except injured Steve Williams. i expect that trend to continue.

      • Nick in PB

        There’s a lot to like in this UDFA class at WR. Most of those guys are also return specialists as well.

    • Julien Bélair

      never forget that he is a 7th round pick….which means he is raw and he will need time to be ready to play in the NFL

  • chominggirl

    I am not happy with this news because

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  • Nick Mansoor

    TY Hilton isn’t the tallest receiver in the world, but he is doing pretty well on the outside. Tevin Reese is gonna be awesome for this offense

    • Robert Fairbanks

      I am going to finish your post: if he makes the roster.

  • jimbojangles

    Just put him out there as a decoy…wish it was that easy. It’s not easy making an NFL roster. There are so many valuable pieces to the Charger’s puzzle…and you only get 53 pieces. Reese will definitely have to prove his worth in the offseason. However, 21 out of his 25 touchdowns were for over 40 yards…an NCAA record! That’s a pretty cool record. Hope it correlates to the NFL.

    • arnie

      That is something the Chargers hope he will bring. They lacked a WR that could take the top off the defense, and force the Safety to play over the top. This will give Gates, green, less double teams, and less players in the box against the run.

      • Why O Why

        Arnie, That is exactly what Tevin can bring to the table. Our already good running game will get that much better if we get a legitimate deep threat on our offense.

  • BruisingChargers

    Special teams as a punt returner is my guess. Love watching his videos on YouTube (so FAST.) Pretty sure TT and CO. will be working with him to bulk-up. Great signing imo…………