Washington today announced it had signed developmental tight end prospect, Sammis Reyes, to a contract in advance of the NFL draft. Reyes worked out at the Florida Gators’ Pro Day a couple of weeks ago and made an impression with his ridiculous athleticism. Originally from Chile, Reyes came to the US to try to make it in the NBA, and ended up playing basketball at Tulane. Though his pro basketball dreams didn’t come true, his near ideal build and athleticism appeared to be a good fit for the NFL. Reyes was on the path to being placed as one of the player in the NFL’s International Pathway Program, and it appears Washington snatched him before he could be assigned elsewhere.
Reyes is extremely raw, but could end up being a very interesting developmental option at a position of need.
We have signed TE Sammis Reyes!
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) April 13, 2021
Chilean basketball prodigy Sammis Reyes played college hoops at Tulane, but now he’s turning heads with freakish workouts on his way to the NFL. https://t.co/XrJfEGdZmo
— BroBible (@BroBible) April 11, 2021
A Chilean basketball player who briefly played hoops at Tulane recently tested as the most-athletic size-adjusted TE to ever enter the NFL, per the RAS system (h/t @MathBomb)
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— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 7, 2021
For those that didn’t get to see TE Sammis Reyes from Chile yesterday on @nflnetwork at @GatorsFB
Pro Day. A top prospect in #NFL International Player Pathway (IPP) pipeline #NFLDraft @SammisReyes @NFLEspanol
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— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) April 1, 2021