Todd McShay names 'sleeper' candidate from Michigan State for 2023 NFL Draft
Todd McShay is a big fan of former Michigan State receiver Jayden Reed.
Reed spoke with reporters during a conference call on Wednesday and addressed Reed’s future ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft.
“Jayden Reed is one of my kind of sleeper guys late on day two,” McShay said, via MLive.com.
Reed had a very productive career at Michigan State. He played 3 seasons with the Spartans and went for over 2,000 receiving yards during his time with the team. He peaked in 2021 with 59 catches for 1,026 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He’s entering a stacked draft class for wide receivers that also includes players like Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, TCU’s Quentin Johnson and USC’s Jordan Addison.
Still, Reed stands out to McShay as someone who could make an impact at the next level and be picked in the top 3 rounds of the draft.
“He’s a little bit undersized but he accelerates off the line so quickly,” McShay added on the conference call, via MLive.com. “He knows how to uncover, great route runner, really confident with his hands – not only as a receiver but also in the return game. He was really productive in the return game.”