Now, Reynolds is a proven All-Mountain West Conference performer and an Outland Trophy candidate. If the 6-foot-6, 329-pounder opts to forgo his senior season, NFL draft experts have projected him to be a first-round draft pick.
But Reynolds isn't worried about all of that — he's focused only on the upcoming season.
Reynolds is the leader of the offensive line and, considering all the new players at the skill positions, he's also one of the leaders of the offense.
It's a role Reynolds relishes.
"I want to be the guy who people can look at and see what a BYU player should be doing and how we should be acting both on and off the field," he said. "The best way to do that is by being myself and doing things the way they should be done."