It’s officially NFL draft day and Michigan State football fans will have to wait until at least Friday to hear the first Spartan player’s name called.
Michigan State has a few guys who could be drafted this year in Jayden Reed, Ben VanSumeren, Jacob Slade, and Bryce Baringer, but the one who will be off the board first is the talented receiver who transferred from Western Michigan prior to the 2019 season.
What would be the best landing spots for Reed in the 2023 NFL Draft?
3. Seattle Seahawks (No. 52 overall)
You know how the Memphis Grizzlies are Michigan State’s NBA team because of Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman representing the program as starters? Well, the Seattle Seahawks could be Michigan State’s NFL team if they select Jayden Reed No. 52 overall with Kenneth Walker III already on the roster.
Do I think it’s likely? Not necessarily, but the Seahawks need help at receiver.
Outside of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, the Seahawks have zero proven receivers. They have Dee Eskridge who is a promising young wideout from Western Michigan who was taken in the second round a couple of years ago, but he hasn’t produced much. The Seahawks could get some extra production from another former Western receiver who transferred to Michigan State and starred for three years.
An offense with Geno Smith, Walker III, Metcalf, Lockett, and Reed would be fun, to say the least.