Oct 19, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Tevin Reese (16) makes a catch as Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Sam E. Richardson (4) defends during the first half at Floyd Casey Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

7th-rounder Tevin Reese to return kicks for Chargers?


Tevin Reese blew the lid off defenses at Baylor. He had LaMichael James quickness with a release off the line that left cornerbacks teary-eyed. The only problem is that he that he resembles James a bit too much. Reese is 5-foot-11 and 163 pounds. He may not find a place as NFL receiver right away, but the 7th-round is going to take that speed and apply it to special teams. He thinks he can make an impact right away.

“I really want to be a return guy,” Reese said to UT San Diego reporter Michel Gelhkin. “I wanted to do it all throughout college. I did it throughout high school and I was good at it. I’m ready to get back out there and return some kicks.”

According to Gelhkin’s article, Reese looked up to Ted Ginn Jr. in high school. He marveled at Ginn’s game. Ginn was electrifying as returners get in the college game. He’s yet to really make in impact in the pro gram.

So while Reese used to seek inspiration from highlight videos of Ginn, he’d be best served to start studying up on players like Devin Hester and Dexter McCluster

He will compete against veterans Eddie Royal, Keenan Allen, and rookies Brelan Chancellor and Javontee Herndon for the punt returner job. And he’ll joust with Lavelle Hawkins, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown for the kick returner job.

As you can tell from the video, Reese knows how to make open space. Then he knows what to do with it: You find the end zone:


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