San Diego Chargers: Best and Worst Case Scenario for 2014 Rookies
Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Tevin Reese participates in a pass catching drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Tevin Reese (WR, 5-10, 170)
Best Case Scenario: A speedy receiver from Baylor, Reese, was the answer to the deep threat Tom Telesco had been searching for all offseason.
Reese racked in 8 TD’s last year in limited duty, and did not have a game without catching a pass shorter than 39 yards. We all know that Philip Rivers has been longing for a deep threat ever since Vincent Jackson left to Tampa Bay.
Reese has the capability to catch 4 TD’s this year and serve as a distraction, stretching the field for the offense. Even though the WR position is crowded for the Chargers, Reese is definitely the quickest of the group, and may be able to make a connection with Rivers catching the deep ball this season.
Reese also has the capability to help out in the punt returning department, where he would be able to put his speed on display.
Worst Case Scenario: As previously mentioned, the Chargers WR group is pretty deep, especially with the re-addition of Malcolm Floyd, and even though Reese is the quickest of the group, he ,may have trouble finding the field.
With breakout star Keenan Allen, Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal, and Vincent Brown in front of him, the Chargers may figure that it’s more important to have the right guy on the field rather than the fastest. If that is the case, then you may not be seeing too much of Reese this year.
Much like Chris Davis, the addition of Marion Grice in the 6th round, could also limit his return-game possibilities.