Reed’s versatile game fills a huge need for Packers on both the offensive and special teams. He was clocked at 4.45 in the forty in the combine, but Vice President of Players John Eric Sullivan said the Packers timed him at 4.37.
Green Bay believes Reed’s makeup can complement sophomore receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Dobbs and make him an ideal candidate for sweeps for the Jets, which coach Matt Lafleur likes to incorporate into his offensive plan.
“He’s playing fast,” Sullivan said. “He’s got a good pace and he’s quick.” “Outside the numbers, pace plays an important role but inside, he’s strong and can come in and out of breaks, which will help him create some separation. It’s exciting to see what he does with the other young players, and I’ll throw Samori (Tori) in there too…we We love our group.”
Prior to MSU, Reed played one season at Western Michigan for current Packers chief analyst Tim Lester. He earned All-American recognition after catching 56 passes for 797 yards and eight touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown.
Reed transferred to Michigan State as a sophomore to reunite with childhood friend and current Spartans player Payton Thorne, who was with him when he got a call from the Packers on Friday.
While not the biggest receiver on paper, Reid said he takes pride in his work ethic and toughness. He’s been diligent in the weight room, growing from a 160-pound freshman to the current 195.
“The name of the game is soccer. I’m a soccer player. I’m not just a receiver,” Reid said. “I can do a number of things on the football field. I can play outside and inside. I can return kicks. , It definitely adds value instantly.”
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