Kendall Reyes, in contrast to Devon Still, greatly improved his draft status at this year’s combine. He ran a 4.79 second 40-yard dash, banged out 36 reps on the bench press, and has a 34.5-inch wingspan. His size is also prototypical of an NFL-caliber defensive tackle, at 6’4” and 299 pounds. He also shined during DT field drills.
Reyes also had an impressive Senior Bowl, where he routinely beat offensive linemen in one-on-one drills using a powerful bull rush to compliment his undeniable speed.
Most project him to be a three-technique pass rushing DT who can use that speed to pressure the quarterback in the NFL. However, scouts appreciate his ability to stop the run at this point more than his potential as a pass rusher.
In his senior year, Reyes' production was similar to that of Devon Still. He notched 46 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, and 4.5 sacks, very impressive stats for a guy that some believe may fall to the second round.
One option for the Broncos may be trading down with a team who picks early in the second round for more draft picks to get Reyes in round two while adding more talent through additional picks in later rounds.