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    Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Question to those more knowledgeable then me. I know this is all hypothetical, but if Reynolds maintains the same performance he has over the past 5 games so far, is that enough to get drafted?



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    I'm not a draft expert but if he continues his pace he'll be well over 1000 yards at the end of the year and would be in the running for postseason awards. If that's not enough to get drafted I don't know what is.



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Not saying I'm a perfect expert on this, but it is going to come down to his size, speed, and route-running ability more than his statistical production. There are plenty of guys who are great college players who the NFL say just don't have the physical tools to compete at an NFL-level. However, I can provide a few resources I use on the draft for context:

    WalterFootball.com: 2012 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

    That lists some pre-season prospects for the draft next year.

    Here are Money's stats for this year:

    Darius Reynolds Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN

    He's at least statistically with the guys being mentioned in the 5-6 rounds, and if not with some of the ones from the 3-4 ones. Thus, I would think, given that he's a physically gifted player on top of a productive one, if he keeps that level of action up against Big 12 level secondaries for the rest of the year, he might hear his name called on day three of the draft in the spring. Just my guess.



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigmapolis View Post
    Not saying I'm a perfect expert on this, but it is going to come down to his size, speed, and route-running ability more than his statistical production. There are plenty of guys who are great college players who the NFL say just don't have the physical tools to compete at an NFL-level. However, I can provide a few resources I use on the draft for context:

    WalterFootball.com: 2012 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

    That lists some pre-season prospects for the draft next year.

    Here are Money's stats for this year:

    Darius Reynolds Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - Iowa State Cyclones - ESPN

    He's at least statistically with the guys being mentioned in the 5-6 rounds, and if not with some of the ones from the 3-4 ones. Thus, I would think, given that he's a physically gifted player on top of a productive one, if he keeps that level of action up against Big 12 level secondaries for the rest of the year, he might hear his name called on day three of the draft in the spring. Just my guess.

    Thank you for the insight. I never thought about route running or speed. I figured his size wasn't too small for the NFL....but again I am no expert



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Question to those more knowledgeable then me. I know this is all hypothetical, but if Reynolds maintains the same performance he has over the past 5 games so far, is that enough to get drafted?
    Todd Blythe's numbers against Big 12 competition are better than Reynolds numbers (so far) and Blythe also had the physical characteristics of an NFL receiver - yet he never heard his name called on Draft Day.

    Now, with that being said Reynolds probably has more scouts looking at him than Blythe did. A good chunk of NFL scouts are following Osemele, so if Reynolds can continue to perform like he has, a team could gamble a late round pick on him. Reynolds needs to prove he's a consistent WR and his stock will only improve if he has a solid performance against OU.



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Todd Blythe's numbers against Big 12 competition are better than Reynolds numbers (so far) and Blythe also had the physical characteristics of an NFL receiver - yet he never heard his name called on Draft Day.
    Wasn't the big "knock" on Blythe from an NFL perspective that he was too slow?




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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    Todd Blythe's numbers against Big 12 competition are better than Reynolds numbers (so far) and Blythe also had the physical characteristics of an NFL receiver - yet he never heard his name called on Draft Day.

    Now, with that being said Reynolds probably has more scouts looking at him than Blythe did. A good chunk of NFL scouts are following Osemele, so if Reynolds can continue to perform like he has, a team could gamble a late round pick on him. Reynolds needs to prove he's a consistent WR and his stock will only improve if he has a solid performance against OU.
    Also in Money's favor, he's got better speed and athleticism than Blythe did. And 6'2 205 is a nice size for an NFL receiver. If he keeps up the production, I wouldn't be surprised at all to hear his name called at the Draft.


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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Wasn't the big "knock" on Blythe from an NFL perspective that he was too slow?
    yeah, speed, route running, and history of injury.


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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yeah, speed, route running, and history of injury.
    Didn't Blythe typically just run fade routes?



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Didn't Blythe typically just run fade routes?
    In the red zone, he ran a lot of fades.


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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Blythe was one of the best I've personally ever seen with the fade route. His problem that every other type of route there is to run, a converted quarterback was better at running than he was is what hurt his draft status.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    Didn't Blythe typically just run fade routes?



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Looking at the stats on one of the links above...

    Reynolds' stats...26 catches for 488 and 6 TDs. 18.8 YPC.
    He is 15th in the nation in YPC and only 2 guys above him have more catches (31,30).
    Bottom line, he has become the big-play receiver that we all thought he could be. Does that mean NFL career? I personally don't think so. I think he will get tryouts for a few teams, but I just don't see him beating NFL corners enough to make a roster.
    I REALLY hope I am wrong, but there is a huge difference between being producive in college and being productive in the pros.


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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yeah, speed, route running, and history of injury.
    Add to that his refusal to put much effort into blocking downfield.



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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yeah, speed, route running, and history of injury.
    That latter one does sneak in there, doesn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustRedman View Post
    Looking at the stats on one of the links above...

    I REALLY hope I am wrong, but there is a huge difference between being productive in college and being productive in the pros.
    I think that you are all forgetting how Draft Combine performances can radically shift a player's value--and from what I've heard Coach Rhoads say, Money is a physical phenom, with a 40" vertical and a 400 lb bench.




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    Re: Reynolds chances in NFL draft?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Add to that his refusal to put much effort into blocking downfield.
    Wasn't he also accused of kinda not trying to hard his final year assuming that he could coast by given what he had already accomplished? I heard he didn't work to hard but again that's hearsay I wasn't on the team or anything



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