2. Jayden Reed gets his mojo back
It’s been a tough season for Jayden Reed.
First, he was clearly hampered in the early games and Payton Thorne was also off. He had just two catches for 107 yards in the first two games with no scores. Very unlike him.
And then he got hurt at the end of the Akron game after sliding into the opposing bench and cutting his back. He missed the Washington game and looked like he was still not 100 percent against Minnesota and also Maryland. He has 11 catches for 82 yards since coming back from that injury but he hasn’t looked like himself.
Reed is going to finally get back on track in October and prove himself as one of the best receivers in the Big Ten. He’ll surpass those numbers from the first month easily and look like the Reed of 2021.
I’m going to predict around 350 yards and four touchdown catches along with a punt return touchdown (assuming the defense can force punts).