Ranking 5 day 2 WR Baltimore Ravens must consider in 2023 NFL draft

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Jayden Reed, Baltimore Ravens
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2. Baltimore Ravens should have interest in Jayden Reed

If Jayden Reed came out in 2022, he may have gone a round or two higher. Reed excelled as a freshman at Western Michigan and transferred to MSU. He sat out in 2019 and started to excel in 2020. Then, the breakout came in 2021.

However, he went back to Michigan State for his last year of eligibility, and things did not go his way. His health caused a bit of the drop-off, but more than that the offense around him fell apart.

If you followed Michigan State, you may be wanting to give Reed a free pass for the bad year. Fortunately for Reed, he had an excellent Senior Bowl and followed it up with a solid NFL Combine.

Jayden Reed is a great bet in the NFL because he can play all three wide receiver spots. He can play the X, and Z on the outside, but also has no issue sliding into the slot. Beyond that, Jayden Reed can return punts, which locks him onto the field.

Jayden Reed produced early on, brings versatility, and can win in all areas of the field. He is currently projected to go around pic 100, but the Baltimore Ravens should consider him their 86th pick in the 2023 NFL draft.