April 13, 2024

Devy Digest Freshman Profile: Kedrick Reescano

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Kedrick Reescano

School: Ole Miss Rebels

Position: Running Back

6'0" 210lbs

4*Running Back in the composites

High School: New Caney High

Devy Digest Freshman Profile: Kedrick Reescano

 

Who is Kedrick Reescano?

 

Reescano attended New Caney High in Texas, where he was a dual sport athlete who competed in track and field. Reescano had a decorated career on the football field, compiling over 5,000 all purpose yards and 68 rushing touchdowns. As a senior, Reescano had over 1,800 rushing yards, 31 rushing touchdowns with 17 receptions, 4 of those went for touchdowns. Reescano held offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Mississippi State and other schools. Reescano originally committed to Michigan State but withdrew from that commitment to formally commit to Ole Miss. Lane Kiffin attended High School games of Reescano and recruited him personally. Kiffin did the same, with current Ole Miss star Quinshon Judkins.

 

Pathway to success

 

We have seen running back duo's compliment one another without cannibalizing one another's value. Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida are a few schools who currently have a duo where both backs from each school have sustained value. Quinshon Judkins was a workhorse as a true freshman last year, one would imagine Lane Kiffin would want to ease that load and utilize Reescano. Reescano is a 3 down back with over 40 receptions in high school, it's conceivable that Reescano could take 3rd down work to alleviate the load from Judkins and then eventually earn a timeshare. 

 

Improvements/Concerns

 

I don't have concerns with his vision, pass catching ability, running in between tackles, or speed. Pass protection and usage are the only ones I have. With most backs out of High School, we really don't know about fheir willingness to take on pass rushers. Quinshon Judkins had a great Freshman season and will always be the alpha in that room, if he declares after his Junior season, Reescano should be in line to be the lead back. Will Reescano be patient enough to wait his turn or will he head somewhere else and put himself into the transfer portal? Reescano would essentially have one year to be the featured back, unless he returns for his Senior season which we have a negative connotation regarding running backs who don't declare early.

 

Freshman Outlook

 

We're looking for an eventual timeshare, we're looking for Reescano to secure the RB2 spot and spill Judkins and be used in the passing game on 3rd downs. While Judkins was utilized in the passing game in the Spring game, Reescano is the natural pass catcher and we would like to see him take that role and be the guy up when Judkins is taken out.

 

NFL Outlook

 

Reescano really does have the 3 down package we look for and has good size. His soft hands will garner interest, but we're at a time where running backs aren't being valued. Day 2 draft capital is a win for the position and of things fall into place, we can see that from Reescano.

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