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2016 NFL Draft: Could Navy QB Keenan Reynolds be a weapon for Giants?

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Keenan Reynolds wants to play in the NFL. If Uncle Sam lets him, would he fit as a New York Giant?

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The New York Giants' draft will likely be focused on the defense, and it rightly should be. However, could they make room to add some pieces to an offense that looked downright threadbare without Odell Beckham Jr. commanding the full attention of a defense?

Let's take a look at a likely later-round prospect who could play a variety of roles in the NFL, if he does play in the NFL: quarterback of the Navy Midshipmen, Keenan Reynolds.

Measurables

Height: 5-11

Weight: 205

40 time: 4.55 (projected)

Pros

  • Extraordinarily high character and a natural leader
  • Natural runner with the football. Very productive in Navy's triple-option offense
  • Balanced athlete who appears at home catching the ball as well
  • Could serve as an emergency quarterback, make for creative offensive packages, or be a "Wildcat" quarterback.

Cons

  • Developmental prospect, converting from quarterback, albeit in a triple option
  • Military commitments may keep him from playing professionally
  • Could be considered slightly undersized

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

CBS - 238th overall

Draft Tek - 240th overall

Does He Fit with The Giants?

That's a tricky question. Do the Giants have room for a player with no true position? Can they hold a roster spot for a guy transitioning from triple-option quarterback?

On the other hand, I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want a player, a man, like Reynolds on their team. If the Giants are worried about a "leadership void" Reynolds would certainly help fill it. His versatility could also make him a nasty weapon in the hands of Ben McAdoo.

Final Thoughts

In a lot of ways, Reynolds reminds me of Jaguars "Offensive Weapon" Denard Robinson. Reynolds and Robinson are roughly the same size though Robinson is likely the more dynamic athlete. They would likely have similar roles in the NFL, a "Swiss Army Knife" of an offensive player, who can be played all over the formation and exploit mismatches. But more than that are the intangibles that Reynolds would bring to the locker room. Those can't be measured, but they sure can be seen, and all eyes are sure to be on him in the East-West Shrine Game.