Connect with us


Jayden Reed’s NFL draft stock skyrocketing at Reese’s Senior Bowl

This dude can flat-out ball.



Jayden Reed

If you’re looking for a player to buy major stock in during the NFL draft process, you won’t have to look far. It’s Jayden Reed.

Jayden Reed is having himself one heck of a week.

Receiving a Reese’s Senior Bowl invite following a somewhat disappointing 2022 season, Reed knew that he was going to have to prove himself again.

Prove himself he has.

Through two Senior Bowl practice sessions, he has been one of the top players on the field and he’s been turning heads left and right. His NFL draft stock has gone from Day 3 pick to potential Day 2 selection with how well he’s performing.

Marcus Mosher, a Pro Football Focus writer, has been hyping Reed up all week long and he posted this clip on Wednesday of every one-on-one rep from his first two days of Senior Bowl practice.

And it’s impressive.

Mosher hasn’t been the only one in attendance that’s been high on Reed. In fact, basically everyone at the practices has been saying he’s the best receiver there.

Reed has been outperforming every other wideout invited to the Senior Bowl so far.

This comes as no surprise to anyone who watched him at Michigan State when he was fully healthy. Reed was able to make defenders look silly for a couple of years and until he started really battling injuries, he was dominant. He was Payton Thorne’s go-to target — although the two weren’t really on the same page a ton in 2022.

We’re now seeing what Reed looks like when he’s healthy, rested, and motivated.

And it’s scary.

Reed torched secondaries throughout the 2021 season — ask Michigan, Penn State, and Pitt — and finished that year with over 1,000 yards and some really cool Moss-ing highlights. But then he suffered a freak injury in 2022 and he and Thorne could never really get on the same page.

Now, he’s showing why he was a top receiver in college football before the season. He’s looking like his old self again.

The result? A massive jump in NFL draft stock.

It’s going to be fun to watch Reed on Sundays.

Writer, co-owner of Spartan Shadows. Michigan State and college football expert at FanSided and formerly of The Detroit News. Expert on all things Michigan State. Connor Muldowney has written about Michigan State since graduating from the university with a degree in journalism back in 2013. Ten years of experience as a Michigan State writer/reporter.