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Connecticut DT Kendall Reyes Goes To Chargers With 49th Pick

New Hampshire native Kendall Reyes of the Connecticut Huskies is headed to San Diego.
New Hampshire native Kendall Reyes of the Connecticut Huskies is headed to San Diego.

Kendall Reyes
Nashua, NH
September 26, 1989 (22)
6-4, 298

Defensive Tackle
San Diego Chargers
Connecticut Huskies (Senior)
Nashua North High School

2010 & 2011 All Big East First Team

Career stats
37 games
96 tackles
18 tackles for loss
7 sacks
2 interceptions

What they're saying ...

ESPN:

Reyes is flexible and he can play both defensive tackle and end in the 3-4. He gives San Diego another young defensive lineman. Reyes, Corey Liuget (last year’s top pick), Cam Thomas and Vaughn Martin all have a chance to grow up together all the while watching Ingram create havoc on the perimeter.

Bleacher Report:

Connecticut defensive tackle Kendall Reyes had a better 2010 campaign than he did as a senior, but possesses a prototype build and more than enough athletic ability to become a valuable contributor along an NFL defensive line.

The 6'4" 299-pound former Husky played both end and tackle and projects well as a 3-4 defensive end in the NFL. Reyes may have saved some of his best work for the week of the Senior Bowl, where he made many coaches and scouts turn their heads by consistently outplaying some very talented offensive linemen.

New Hampshire Union-Leader:

Reyes, 22, has blossomed into an intriguing prospect on the defensive line, catching the eye of NFL scouts with his size (6-foot-4, almost 300 pounds) and athleticism (he also played wide receiver in high school). His experience at UConn playing in both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense is also a plus.

He made the most of chances to showcase himself with good performances at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. Hank Hughes, assistant head coach and defensive line coach at UConn, raved about his makeup.

“He's got athletic ability, he's a smart guy and he's a worker,” Hughes said. “You probably need all three to do what he's done. He's done what he's supposed to do.”