Jets Draft Spotlight: Kendall Reyes

By Alan Schechter

Nov 26, 2011; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies defensive tackle Kendall Reyes (99) (right) and his teammates exit the field after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rentschler Field. UConn defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 40-22. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

This morning, we take a look at another player the Jets went to see on their pro day. The Jets DL coach Karl Dunbar actually worked this young man out at his pro day. Spotlight, DL Kendall Reyes, University of Connecticut.

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He measures in at 6’4″ 299 pounds.

Reyes recorded 4.5 sacks in 2011.

Pros: A great work ethic.  He has a big frame and a strong lower body, which is to his advantage when he goes up against guys on the inside.  He possesses good instincts, and knocks passes down with his long arms.

Cons: Doesn’t have great closing speed (only ran a 4.95 40 at the combine).  He doesn’t have jaw dropping skills for the next level.  He plays a bit undersized, so he may have a difficult time as a pass rusher at the next level.

To me, he is a guy with some talent, that could add some depth to the defensive line. He might be a good value in the mid-late rounds.