The Los Angeles Chargers have selected Virginia wide receiver Joe Reed with the 151st pick in the NFL draft.
Reed (6’0, 215 pounds) first made a name for himself at UVA as a return specialist. As a sophomore in 2017, he was used as an offensive utility weapon when he caught 23 passes for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also rushing 21 times for 112 yards and another score. He took a big step forward as a receiver in 2018 when he caught 25 passes for 465 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns. He also set school records for career kick-return yards and touchdowns that same year.
As a senior in 2019, Reed posted his best season by far with 77 catches for 679 yards and another seven touchdowns. He also returned 24 kickoffs for 796 yards and brought two back for scores. He was named a Third-Team All-ACC selection in ‘18 and made the First Team in ‘19.
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Chargers 2020 draft picks:
Round 1, (pick me 6): - Justin Herbert from Oregon
Round 1, (pick 23): Kenneth Murray from Oklahoma
Round 4, (pick 112): Joshua Kelley from UCLA
Round 5, (pick 151): Joe Reed from Virginia
Round 6 (pick 186): Alohi Gilman from Notre Dame
Round 7 (pick 220): K.J. Hill from Ohio State
2020 NFL draft schedule:
ABC, ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft.
Saturday, April 25
9 a.m. PT (Rounds 4 and 5 - five minutes per pick; Round 7 - four minutes per pick)