The Patriots shouldn’t be looking at their wide receiver need in a vacuum. They did add tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith and re-signed pass-catching running back James White this offseason, but the wide receiver group is still one of the weakest units in the NFL. The pass-catchers as a whole rank higher, but New England still could use one more premier target in its offense.
Very few of the defensive players he matched up against have been or will be drafted by NFL teams. He also had nearly his entire 2020 season wiped out by the pandemic, playing only what essentially was a one-game draft showcase against Central Arkansas last October. Lance struggled as a passer in that game, completing just 50 percent of his passes and throwing his only career interception.
Injury history 2012 (Virginia): During his senior campaign at Virginia, Reynolds was forced to miss two-and-a-half games due to injury. He broke his wrist versus Georgia Tech and had to sit out the two ensuing games versus TCU and Louisiana Tech. Despite wearing a cast, he did make 11 tackles in his return against Duke.