Blocks with good technique in the run game, extends his arms well, is heavy handed and initially can create a pop on defensive ends. However, is at his best as a move player, taking good angles, sealing on the edge and holds his own well on slide down blocks. Now, lacks the size to simply overwhelm defensive ends as an in-line guy, but works hard and is coordinated enough to get his feet around and seal.
Possesses strong hands in the pass game, has a feel for finding soft spots in zone and knows how to go up and pluck the football. Adjusts well to the throw and is a coordinated pass catcher. However, lacks a great burst to his game, rumbles down the field and isn't a guy who will consistently be able to generate much separation for himself in the NFL. Plays at one speed, but can go up and make a play on the football even when covered.
Impression: Is a tough, try-hard kid who can help out as a blocker and catch the football. More of a jack-of-all-trades type TE, FB, H-back who should be able to fight his way onto an NFL roster."
Reisner did not see much action as a freshman, catching just two passes for 31 yards. As a sophomore, he was the team's third tight end, finishing the season with 11 receptions for 200 yards, as well as his first career touchdown.
He saw action in every game in 2009, starting three games and amassing 14 receptions for 143 yards and one score. With the departure of Tony Moeaki to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010, Reisner stepped up with 42 receptions for 460 yards and two touchdowns -- all career highs.
Scouts know what they're getting with Reisner: a hard worker with a high football IQ who has decent receiving skills and will contribute as a blocker. The downside is he also has a low ceiling with limited potential. He will most likely be selected in the later rounds of the draft and can make an NFL roster as a third tight end who will contribute on special teams.
Strengths: Catches the ball with soft hands. Does not hesitate to get upfield once making the catch. Good awareness as a receiver, getting his head around quickly out of his breaks. Shows good athleticism running with the ball and fights for extra yards. Adjusts well to errant passes. Decelerates and get his body around on comeback routes. Agile for his size, making use of stutter steps and spin moves to gain extra yards after the catch. Displays great vision running with the ball in the open field. Aware blocker who is adept at sealing the edge. Plays with aggression and will try to hold his blocks until the whistle is blown. Keeps his head on a swivel in traffic and finds the right target to block. Shows proper knee bend and gets good leverage on the defender. Versatile player who sets on the line, in motion, out wide and in the backfield.
Weaknesses: Slow to get out of his stance. Struggles to beat the jam at the line and has a hard time accelerating after being jammed. Takes a false step off the snap when lined up as a receiver. Not a natural-route runner. Tends to round his routes and shows poor acceleration in and out of his breaks. Plays out of control at times when blocking, and can fail to keep the defender in front of him. Lacks a strong upper body and often fails to hold his blocks. Shows terrible technique cut blocking and is ineffective trying to bring the defender down. Dropped multiple passes in the team's 2010 bowl game."
Positive: Dependable pass-catching tight end with a developing game. Quickly releases off the line, displays solid route running skills, and gets separation from defenders. Easily makes catches in stride, uses his frame to shield away opponents, and displays good eye/hand coordination. Extends in a crowd for the difficult catch, displays soft hands, and consistently looks the pass in.
Negative: Lacks bulk and struggles handling blocking assignments. Also loses out in battles to make catches. Not fast enough to be a consistent threat in the secondary.
Analysis: Reisner really improved his game as a senior yet is a marginal athlete with minimal upside. He could be used as an H-back or move to tight end on a roster."
Negatives: Below average athleticism... Not especially fast... Not real explosive or sudden... Simply an underneath target... Struggles to create separation... Average hands with inconsistent concentration... Lacks elusiveness in open field... Can be pushed back into the pocket by bigger and stronger defenders... Only one year of starting experience... A few inches shorter than ideal with not much growth potential."
As always, the preceding thoughts were regurgitated, derivative tripe, adding no value whatsoever, while in fact obliterating intelligent thought and offending the spirit of all decent men. You are now stupider for having read it, and are encouraged, in the strongest possible language, never to expose your eyes to this Site again.