Packers Draft Grades: Jayden Reed adds speed to offense
In our Packers draft live tracker, I gave this pick a C. It was a quick, heat-of-the-moment grade shortly after the pick was announced. With some time to think about it, I've bumped it up to a B.
Few were expecting the Packers to have interest in Reed, given he doesn't meet their typical size/athleticism thresholds for wide receivers. However, he is a playmaker and adds something different to Green Bay's offense.
"Reed is an extremely complete, well-rounded, and dynamic receiver. To top it off, he can play from the boundary, in the slot, or in motion, and he's a great blocker as well," wrote Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network.
Reed is excellent after the catch, and he also adds more speed to the Packers' offense.
It will be interesting to see the ways Matt LaFleur gets the ball in Reed's hands, because he can take on so many different roles.
Reed can also contribute on special teams. He has experience returning kicks and punts. Over the past four seasons, Reed has returned three punts for touchdowns.
The Michigan State star is another talented receiving option for Jordan Love, and he is a great complement for Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.