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NFL Draft results: WR Tevin Reese to the San Diego Chargers with pick No. 240

With their pick in the 7th round, the San Diego Chargers select Tevin Reese out of Baylor.


With their final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers finally added a wide receiver. Tevin Reese is a smaller receiver at 5'10", 163 lbs. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, but he put up excellent numbers in the vertical jump (a combine best 41 inches), broad jump and 3-cone drill. Reese is an impressive athlete, but one suspects he'll need to add some bulk to hold up at the NFL level.

Tom Telesco had talked before the draft about wanting to add speed on both sides of the ball. Reese definitely helps accomplish that on the offensive side. He's a legitimate big-play threat. 22 of his 25 touchdowns in college were of 40 yards or more. In his final year, Reese recorded 867 yards, 6 touchdowns on only 38 receptions before breaking his wrist.

Reese faces a lot of concern over his size and durability. He will struggle to get off the line of scrimmage against stronger cornerbacks. These are things he will need to improve on (as well as his subpar route-running), but you're not getting a finished product with Reese's athleticism in the 7th round.  A kid this talented simply doesn't fall this far without red flags, but his upside is very real and if he stays on the field he will stretch defenses.

There are no guarantees in the draft (let alone the 7th round), but Tevin Reese is an exciting player.