The bottom of the depth chart
Jeff Cotton (Undrafted, Idaho, 26 years old)
Jeff Cotton is entering his third year in the league and has yet to record a stat. He made his NFL debut in Week 17 of the 2021 season for the Jacksonville Jaguars but did not record a statistic. Cotton appears to be a little more than a training camp body, and should not challenge Jayden Reed.
Bo Melton (7th round, 2022, Rutgers, 23 years old)
Bo Melton was a draft classmate of Kenneth Walker III, being selected by the Seahawks last year. He is nearly identical in terms of size to Jayden Reed, being 5-foot-11 and 189 pounds compared to Reed’s 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds. Melton was a Seahawk practice squad stowaway for most of the season, being waived at final cuts and re-signed the next day. Late in the season, he was signed by the Packers to their active roster but did not record a stat.
You might be familiar to this name, as Melton had a few years of statistics against the Spartans. In 2019, he recorded a catch for six yards. In the Rutgers upset of MSU during the COVID-19 shortened campaign, Melton led the Scarlet Knights with four catches for 50 yards. Melton missed the 2021 edition of this annual Big Ten East game.
Much like Cotton, I expect Reed to have a massive edge on Melton entering training camp this fall.