The Denver Broncos needed to include depth to their protection position and did so by including J.R. Reed.
Official: We have agreed to phrases with S J.R. Reed.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 21, 2022
Reed (26) went undrafted in 2020 out of the College of Ga. In advance of the 2020 period, he signed as an undrafted free of charge agent with the Los Angeles Rams. Reed appeared in 15 NFL contests with the Rams just before he was signed off Los Angeles’s follow squad by the New York Giants. General, Reed has played in 16 games across two seasons with zero begins.
Reed has working experience taking part in under Broncos new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, who was formerly the secondary coach for the Rams.
Before his time in the NFL, Reed was a standout for the Ga Bulldogs.
Reed concluded his higher education career with multiple accolades. He was a group captain for the 2019 campaign and his participate in on the discipline attained him a place on the Walter Camp All-American First Group and Coaches’ All-SEC Initial Team.
Reed was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the college or university football’s leading defensive back. However, he endured an injury in close proximity to the conclude of his final time and skipped the Bulldog’s Sugar Bowl acquire. In his Bulldog job, he performed in 42 game titles, recorded 199 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 3 QB sacks.
In faculty, Reed shown a substantial football IQ, finding himself about the ball usually.
JR Reed has been reading and baiting Ian E-book all night time. Finally comes absent with an INT. Showed great variety and ball skills. pic.twitter.com/Hwb4xJiaLy
— Bobby Football (@Rob__Paul) September 22, 2019
While Reed shown enough balls, he was regarded for his dependability as a tackler. Much more of a box defender, Reed’s use in Denver would probably be as a nickel linebacker who can give run help and roam in the center of the subject.
JR Reed searching down Tampa’s 3rd round decide on Ke’Shawn Vaughn.
Reed’s father said groups flagged JR for a torn ACL he had in higher faculty. Some others possibly enable him go undrafted simply because he’s a 24 year aged rookie and he’s not a substantial upside lottery ticket on working day 3… but he’s a good participant pic.twitter.com/cypy0SVbqc
— Кevin (@KevinFromDuval) May 5, 2020
At a minimal, Reed’s willingness to hit will be a welcome addition to the Broncos special teams.
Reed’s familiarity with Evero should really give him a reliable likelihood at creating the team’s final roster. Nonetheless, search for Denver to carry on to incorporate to their secondary both equally in totally free company and the draft. Former starter Kareem Jackson has been in talks with the Broncos and could be yet another identify additional to assistance Denver contend in the loaded AFC West.