After an illustrious career as a quarterback at Navy, the sixth-round pick is transiting to an NFL receiver and return man. And the Ravens are throwing everything on his plate.
Reynolds took a heavy dose of reps at punt returner, and he showed confidence on the job. For a significant portion of practice, Reynolds fielded punts while
On the final play of practice, Koch booted a booming punt to Reynolds while the entire defense ran in front of him as a distraction. The rookie was cool under pressure and hauled in the catch to end the day.
“I think he’s making really good progress, and he demonstrated that today in practice,” Special Teams Coordinator Jerry Rosburg said.
On the offensive end, Reynolds made several nice catches at receiver. He made an outstretched grab down the sidelines turning away from his body and then followed that up with a first-down snag a few plays later.
Reynolds is proving to be a quick study at the position, and he seems primed to compete for the return job and slot receiver role in training camp.
Here are some of the other news and notes from practice:
- The tight end competition is going to be another great competition to watch this summer. Second-year tight end
- The secondary had a strong overall day. They made life incredibly difficult on the offense, even during seven-on-seven passing drills when the offense typically has an advantage. Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman said after practice that he’d like to see more consistency from his group.
- Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees praised rookie cornerback
- Kicker Justin Tucker is so consistent. His one miscue on the day was missing a 64-yard field goal when the wind was in his face. He came back from that a few plays later and hit field goals of 59 and 56 yards.
- Rookie offensive lineman
- Owner Steve Bisciotti chatted with safety