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Reno "junior" Mahe

WR | (0-0, 198) | BYU
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Is married to Brigham Young volleyball player (Sunny Mahe) and has a child. As a true freshman in 1998, Reno was an all-purpose back, carrying 98 times for 481 yards and six touchdowns and catching 16 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown while also returning kicks and punts. Went to Utah Valley College in '99 after leaving Brigham Young for personal reasons. In 2000, Mahe resumed his football career at Dixie College (Utah) as a wide receiver and caught 57-1,387-19. Returned to BYU in '01 and won All-Mountain West Conference honors after catching 91-1,211-9 and carrying 15-174-0. After the year, he had to have his left knee scoped. In '02, Mahe caught 59-771-2 and returned 15 punts for 196 yards. Unlike in '01, BYU did not have a quarterback who played well in '02, and the Cougars' passing game went from superproductive to very unproductive.

Positives: Built more like a running back with good weight and strength for breaking tackles. Is a quick, agile and athletic receiver who has a good feel for the passing game, is very instinctive and aware, adjusts to the ball well and makes sharp cuts. Has a burst to separate over shorter distances and is a good runner after the catch.

Negatives: Is short, lacks sustained speed and is not going to run by many defensive backs. Has no long or even medium burst.

Summary: Is a terrific college player, but from an NFL standpoint is a slow, 5-9 possession receiver who probably will not be drafted. However, could be a priority free agent, since he might be able to contribute as a fourth or fifth wide receiver, a third-down back and possible punt returner if given the chance.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.