Jayden Reed just wrapped up his final season at Michigan State and was selected in the second round by the Green Bay Packers after a heck of a process leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft.
Reed went from a potential mid-round selection up to a second-rounder.
The improvement in his draft stock was legendary considering he battled through some injuries as well as inconsistent quarterback play and play-calling in 2022 to move up boards. His numbers took a step back in 2022 and he still moved up all of the draft boards.
And now, the new Packer receiver has received his debut Madden rating.
According to Madden’s actual site, Reed got an initial rating of 73 for the upcoming game which is one of the highest for a rookie receiver. He’s behind guys like Jaxon Smith-Njigba (78), Zay Flowers (77), Jordan Addison (76), and Quentin Johnston (74).
Not too bad for the Michigan State rookie.
Another former MSU receiver gets his rating
Reed wasn’t the only receiver from Michigan State to receive his Madden rating this week. In fact, another NFC North wideout from Michigan State was given a 69 (nice) overall by Madden. Jalen Nailor is entering his second season and trying to earn a legit role with the Vikings. If he can become a rotational receiver, I’d expect his rating to jump soon.
Nailor had been receiving some praise from Vikings coaches so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him earn a role.
As for Reed, he’s going to be pushing for a starting job this season with Jordan Love taking over at quarterback.