A massive lineman (6-foot-8, 309 lbs.), Reynolds is noted for his toughness. What he lacks in athleticism he makes up for in grit.
Director of Player Personnel Les Snead said that played a role in the decision as the team looked to add some depth back to the offensive line in the wake of Todd Weiner’s retirement.
Reynolds was a three-year starter at North Carolina, primarily at right tackle.
The Falcons like tough, hard-working offensive linemen and used work ethic to put together one of the best years in franchise history for the front five. The group led the way for Pro Bowl running back Michael Turner’s 1,699 yards and finished with a franchise-low 17 sacks allowed.
Reynolds is the nephew of former 49ers linebacker Jack “Hacksaw” Reynolds.
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