- Wide receiver
- 180 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Thompson High School (AL)
- Current Team
- South Carolina
Scouting Report: (3/9/2020) It is easy to look at Sam Reynolds height and project him as a defensive back – that was my instinct as well. However, when I turned on the film, I saw a player that reminded me very much of K.J. Hamler from Penn State.
Reynolds can drive off the line and accelerate rapidly. He closes the gap and can get on the toes of defenders in a hurry. He has a low center of gravity that gives him controlled cuts and burst out of the breaks. He is capable of double moves and the ability to stutter when setting DBs up on deeper routes. He shows excellent precision and foot quickness to sharply cut and explode out.
Reynolds is not a very big target but he does pluck away from his frame and transition quickly up field. He is at his best in space after the catch. He is also capable of stretching the field and taking the top off the defense. He shows sudden wiggle with the ball in his hands and can freeze defenders in space to extend plays.
He will win his fair share of footraces but his biggest impact early in his career may be as a punt return man. He could be a field position changer in this area as he continue to develop as a wide receiver but has a very high ceiling as a game-changing receiver.