This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.
Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
Height: 6'4, Weight: 300 pounds
Strengths: Faced extra blockers as a senior and still showed his ability to disrupt the pocket and get into the backfield. Is a fluid athlete who can shoot gaps nicely. Given his agility, his best fit in the NFL could be at 3-4 end.
Weaknesses: Often raises his pad level as the play develops. Will have to become more aggressive with his hands instead of relying on angles and openings. Needs to be more alert when the ball is being run between the tackles.
Combine quotable: One of my weaknesses is my pad level. Sometimes I tend to roll my chest up. I've been working on it every day, so it's definitely getting better. I improved greatly at the Senior Bowl and will continue to work on it every day.