2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JAYDEN REED:
Michigan State | H: 5106 W: 191 40: 4.40 A: 3012 H: 0918 W: 7318
Four year starter, Naperville, IL. Spent one season at Western Michigan before transferring to Michigan State. Career has been filled with production both as a receiver and returner. Freshman All-America in 2018. Two-time All-Big 10 and a 2021 All-America as an all-purpose player. Reed is an ultra-quick, ultra-explosive threat who can produce in a variety of ways. The ability to put his foot in the ground and burst in any direction at any given moment is a headache for cover men to deal with. That same loose, but assertive speed shows up with the ball in his hands both after the catch and as a returner. The competitive spirit is high. He is a gamer who makes big plays in big moments, coming across as a guy who is bigger than he is listed. This inside-out threat can line up and be used all over the offense and special teams. Get him the ball, enjoy the touchdowns. Small in stature but plays strong and tough. Wins more than his fair share of contested situations. Excels at reaching the ball at the apex of his leap. Can twist in the air and snag the ball with late hands. Dynamic releases off the line. Creates extra cushion and separation in a hurry. Hyperactive footwork with excellent balance and control. Loose, but stable hips help him sharpen routes. Will have the occasional concentration drop, does not always see it in. Lacks a power element to his game with the ball in his hands. Poor blocker downfield, lacks impact. Would like to see more broken tackles after the catch. Reed is a dynamic playmaker with toughness that will give an offense multiple options in addition to a weapon in the return game.
2022 Stats: 55-636, 11.6 ypr, 5 TD, 12-114 PR, 9.5 avg. OSR:34/46. 3rd/4th round.