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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