Keenan Reynolds – RB – Navy
Strengths: Quick footed with an elusive run style that gets him into open field. Good speed to beat defenders in the open field. Excellent vision to not only avoid defenders, but to also set up blocks. Demonstrates big picture thinking when he runs, not just looking to beat the man in front of him. Experience as a QB will make him a versatile option and trick play candidate. Brings a strong leadership background.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t run strong and will rarely break tackles. Has a fumbling problem, though a lot of that is due to taking more hits as an option QB. Limited experience as a RB and hasn’t had to show the ability to be a blocker or a pass catcher.
The Fit: An option QB converting to RB, Reynolds set all time FBS records for rushing yards and TDs by a QB. There is a rumor floating out there that the 49ers are making a play for DeAnthony Thomas. If that is the case, a guy like Reynolds could find a home in KC.
Even without that move though, there is obviously going to be a big competition at RB this year and Reynolds could beat out Knile Davis who is now at the bottom of the rotation. If not, should be easy enough to store him on the practice squad for a year and let him develop. There is no doubt that he is a project player, but he shows a lot of natural ability that the Chiefs can work with.