Josh Reynolds routinely made the big play.
In 10 of 13 games last season, the Texas A&M wide receiver had a reception of at least 30 yards or longer. He finished with 61 catches for 1,039 yards and a dozen scores.
On Tuesday in Mobile, Alabama at the first practice of the Reese's Senior Bowl, the Aggie shined again.
John Harris of HoustonTexans.com described Reynolds day here, saying that the pass-catcher was one of the day's "true winners".
Watching Reynolds early in practice, he dropped two passes just working routes on air. Then, when it came time to face a defensive back, the drops were history and he put on a show. He snatched anything in his vicinity. No body catches at all. He went deep and made catches. He ran intermediate routes on the outside, got open and caught everything.
"I'm just here to showcase my talents," Reynolds told Harris. "Just show people what I can do. Hopefully I'll get a team that I match with, click with."
For the NFL front office types and coaches in attendance Tuesday, they saw Reynolds flip a proverbial switch once he got a chance to work against defensive backs.
"Once the defender comes, I love to compete," Reynolds said. "When that ball's in the air, I want it to be mine every time."
Reynolds capped off his collegiate career late last month at NRG Stadium in the Advocare Texas Bowl, finishing with 12 catches for 152 yards and two scores. With 177 yards in last year's Music City Bowl, Reynolds owns the school's top two bowl receving performances. He was disappointed the Aggies fell to Kansas State, but proud he was able to conclude his time in college with a strong game.
"We didn't come up with the win, which was tough, but to finish like that my senior year, being able to come away with my season reception record and all of that, it definitely was a good feeling," Reynolds said.
Reynolds ended his time with the Aggies by catching a touchdown in eight straight games. Reynolds and Jeff Fuller are the only Aggies with 30 or more career touchdown grabs.
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