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David Reed (WR)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    191 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Utah
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 25 (156)
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Pick Analysis: Reed is a quicker-than-fast receiver with excellent hands and will have an opportunity to compete on the Ravens' special teams. He had 81 catches, including a 91-yard TD against the Air Force Academy on a slant in which he broke two tackles and took it to the house. Very impressive play.

Overview

Reed will need work on is route running skills as he played out of a spread offense in Utah and is not accustomed to running precise routes. He had an excellent week of practices at the East-West game and showed that he can be precise in his routes and sink his hips to get in and out of his breaks with a good burst. He is a natural receiver that has a wide receiving radius and can adjust to off-target throws. He needs to add bulk and strength for the next level but has shown enough to make you think he could contribute as a No. 3 receiver early on as well as returning punts and kickoffs. While he is not a speed burner he does play the game with competitive speed.


Strengths

Reed has solid height and an explosive release off the line of scrimmage. Possesses great playing speed and sinks his hips to maintain momentum in and out of breaks and gain separation. Has good hands and the body control to adjust to off-target throws.

Weaknesses

Does not have the necessary bulk to fight off press coverage at the next level. Comes from a spread offense and lacks experience running precise routes. Struggles to find holes in the zone and get separation on underneath patterns. Not overly elusive after the catch.

Grade

6.4

 
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