WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With Fred Davis still under contract another year, and backups in Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul locked up, adding a fourth tight end with the 85th pick was anything but a predictable move by the Washington Redskins.
In fact, of the seven selections made by Washington, taking a 6-foot, 3-inch athletic tight end in the third round is the only ‘surprising’ move the team may have made in the draft.
What isn’t surprising, is Jordan Reed denied a claim made by the Washington Post that he was benched during the Sugar Bowl in his Junior year for attitude problems.
“That’s not true at all,” Reed told 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny Monday. “I actually had an injury during the season and during the Sugar Bowl it got really bad and I wasn’t able to go through no more. It had nothing to do with attitude or me and Coach having problems with each other. I tried to play through it and I couldn’t, so they took me out.”
Reed was recruited as a quarterback out of high school, but had to learn a new position after being asked to convert to tight end by Urban Meyer.
“I would watch guys and take things that they did good from them and put it in my game and mold it to how I would do it, and that’s pretty much how I did things for my whole career,” Reed said.
“I watched [Aaron] Hernandez for one year at Florida and I saw what he did, and I pretty much used most of his moves, but made it my own,” Reed continued. “I also watched Jason Witten and some of those guys.”
Your new tight end has been taking notes on the guy who’s torched the Skins for over a thousand yards in the last decade.
Jordan Reed should have some good moves, then.
Listen to the full interview here…