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Grades and Reactions to the Joe Reed pick

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Michael is a fan of Reed’s versatility.

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The Chargers finally got their depth at wide receiver by selecting former WR/KR Joe Reed out of the University of Virginia. Reed is a 6’0, 215-pound offensive weapon who was used in a variety of ways while with the Cavaliers.

He’s built similarly to the 49ersDeebo Samuel and the TitansAJ Brown but will not be near the same caliber as a receiver. Reed fits in as a deep threat and as another versatile piece who can be moved around the offense in a variety of alignments. He’s physical at the catch-point and according to Pro Football Focus, he never dropped a pass that was 20+ yards down field.

Reed also fits the mold of elite athletes with matching upside who Telesco and Lynn love to use their later round picks on. He jumped 38 inches at the combine with a 4.47 forty-yard dash. He’s a phenomenal pick this late when you consider all the ways he can be used on this team, whether it’s offensively or in the return game.

Final Grade: B+

Lots of love for the new receiver

He ran a 4.47....