Browns Senior Bowl watch: Jayden Reed an electric wide receiver

Browns, Jayden Reed. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Jayden Reed. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

The Cleveland Browns can use more depth at wide receiver and Michigan State’s Jayden Reed could give their offense a major boost

This week, several NFL hopefuls have been showing off their skills in Mobile, Alabama as they prepared for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game itself was on Saturday but the real work took place throughout the week as players worked in drills with coaches all around the league.

Two of those coaches working with players are part of the Cleveland Browns organization, including Ashton Grant who was coaching wide receivers for the National team. Grant was able to work up close with several prospects but surely, Jayden Reed had to have made an impression.

A product of Michigan State, Reed wasn’t featured much in the Spartans’ offense and after watching him this week, it’s hard to understand why. The best word to describe Reed is “electric” as he’s quick in and out of his routes and is able to break tackles with his lower body strength.

Reed has experience both in the slot and on the outside but the Browns could really use his quickness in the slot. They have tried to use David Bell in this role but that might not be where he’s best suited. Reed would at least give them options going forward, and allow them to put players in the right position to thrive.

In addition to his work as a wideout, Reed has experience as a return man — and ran three punts back for touchdowns while averaging 15.3 yards per return in his career. Landing him would fill multiple roles for the Browns, making him well worth an extra long look leading up to the draft in April.