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Sammis Reyes deep sleeper TE

Archer : 4/7/2021 9:57 am
Sammis is possibly this years Jimmy Graham

As an Alumnus of Tulane I became aware of Sammis Reyes when
he came to Tulane from Chile to play on the basketball team

He was highly touted but he never made it as a power forward
His athleticism was crazy with high flying dunks

I just read read an article that he is now applying for the draft

Sammis played basketball like a football player so the transition makes sense

I understand that his testing was off the charts and he received the highest RAS of all draft applicants this year.

Sammis is 6'-5", 260 lbs, had a 4.64 (40),1.6 (10y split) 40" (V), 10'-5" (BJ), 31 (B),

Sammis is raw but would be an interesting late round pick
There is a long successful history of basketball players transitioning to TEs and Sammis could be the next


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I have another one that I will share  
Jay on the Island : 4/7/2021 10:04 am : link
TE Zach Davidson from Central Missouri. I did a long write up on him recently but my computer froze right as I pushed submit and I lost everything.

When I get time I will try to do another.
Excellent stuff, Archer...  
bw in dc : 4/7/2021 10:08 am : link
I really enjoy reading stories like this.
Reyes sounds like a project. Don't we want a guy who plays on Day 1?  
Marty in Albany : 4/7/2021 10:30 am : link
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Mo...  
Brown_Hornet : 4/7/2021 10:35 am : link
...Alie-Cox made the transition and has a new contract.

RE: Reyes sounds like a project. Don't we want a guy who plays on Day 1?  
Jay on the Island : 4/7/2021 10:35 am : link
In comment 15212460 Marty in Albany said:
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As a late day 3 pick it is wise to roll the dice on a project with big upsides. Sure Reyes would redshirt year one but in a year from now he might be ready to make an impact.
Give the Pitts phenomena  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 4/7/2021 11:02 am : link
I am surprised that the NFL teams are not going after power forwards as TE conversions. Very few of even exceptional college BB players make a living in the NBA.

I know when I was young, my boss was a CA guy who had all kinds of friends in Hollywood and LA. He told me that the Rams tried on multiple occasions to get Wilt Chamberlain to sign a football contract. The thinking was that no one could defend him.
Seems like  
lugnut : 4/7/2021 11:04 am : link
we brought in a basketball player when it was all the rage and it completely flopped(?) Or maybe there was just discussion of it on here @5 years ago??
seems like  
Platos : 4/7/2021 6:29 pm : link
In comment 15212504 lugnut said:
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we brought in a basketball player when it was all the rage and it completely flopped(?) Or maybe there was just discussion of it on here @5 years ago??


Jai Lewis! we did even better though, we tried to make him a freakin Left Tackle. I dont think he made it out of camp. ended up playing basketball overseas.
There are multiple NFL players  
JohnF : 4/7/2021 6:59 pm : link
that had college basketball careers.

9 NFL players who also excelled on the basketball court

NFL.com:College basketball stars in the NFL

NFL.com:Long history of basketball players converted to NFL players
RE: seems like  
Jay on the Island : 4/9/2021 12:30 pm : link
In comment 15213105 Platos said:
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In comment 15212504 lugnut said:


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we brought in a basketball player when it was all the rage and it completely flopped(?) Or maybe there was just discussion of it on here @5 years ago??



Jai Lewis! we did even better though, we tried to make him a freakin Left Tackle. I dont think he made it out of camp. ended up playing basketball overseas.

I don't think that Lewis even made it to training camp.
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