You have to squint to see it, but if you do, you'll find a potential top to Jayden Reed's range of outcomes that is not illuminated at first glance at his rookie profile. The light does exist, though, if you look for it. A number of Fantasy gurus have seen it. And the Green Bay Packers appear to have seen it too, as they selected Reed significantly higher (No. 50 overall) than expected in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Below, you'll find Jayden Reed's Dynasty prospect grade based on five factors. His Peripherals grade is determined by draft capital, breakout age and a few other factors. His Route Readiness grade examines his ability to draw targets and convert them into yards on the five most-common NFL receiver routes. His Volume Potential grade keys in on target share metrics. His Explosiveness grade is determined by YAC and deep-target data. His Yardage Creation grade centers around yards per route run rate, which is the single most important metric for Fantasy receiver evaluation.
This profile is part of our series diving deep into the 2023 NFL Draft wide receiver class. You can find profiles for all the key rookie receivers on the home page for this series along with links to each leg of the grading system. And if all you want to see is my Dynasty receiver rookie rankings, you can find them there too.
Now let's get into my evaluation of Jayden Reed, which includes his rankings among the class in each grade and overall, plus my analysis and similar profiles from other recent NFL Draft prospects.
So where does Reed rank among this rookie class? And which recent receiver prospects have comparable evaluations? ... Join SportsLine here to see Jacob Gibbs' analysis of the top rookie wide receivers, all from one of the nation's most accurate experts as graded by FantasyPros!
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