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Draft Scout Kyler Reed News
04/29/13 - Jaguars agree to terms with 23 Rookie Free Agents: The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 23 rookie free agents. These 23 players are expected to join the Jaguars’ eight drafted players and others for rookie mini-camp beginning Friday, May 3. TE Kyler Reed, Nebraska - Jaguars.com
03/16/13 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Kyler Reed TE, (6 foot 2 1/8 225 pounds) - Reed posted some strong numbers, recording a 10-foot-7 broad jump and going 4.43 in the 40. The prospect’s pro day was cut short after he pulled his hamstring during one of his runs, forcing him to the sideline. He could be selected in the sixth or seventh round by a team looking for help at tight end or half back. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
02/28/13 - Truth be told, Kyler Reed hadn’t given it much thought. Please excuse him. He’s been a tad busy with the sprints, the weights and all the sweat and toil that go with chasing a professional football dream. But now that someone mentioned it, yeah, next Thursday would be kind of a special day for more reasons than the obvious. All those guys he’s been through the ups and downs with the past five years will be in it together one last time, working out for the NFL scouts at Nebraska’s Pro Day. “Just from watching (Pro Day) last year, you saw the guys come together, the seniors cheering each other on because everybody wants the best for each other,” Reed said. “We all want each other to succeed.”
In an attempt to find that success, they’ve diligently showed up for work the past two months - Reed, Ben Cotton, Alonzo Whaley, Will Compton, Cameron Meredith, Eric Martin, P.J. Mangieri, even 2011 senior Mike Caputo - following Husker football strength coach James Dobson’s commands. Who knows? Work hard enough and maybe some guy in an NFL team's windbreaker highlights your name.
None of these former Huskers were invited to the NFL Combine. That doesn’t mean they can’t earn their way into an NFL camp. “I think maybe the first couple weeks were like, ‘Dang, we didn’t get invited,’” Reed said. “We were disappointed. Because it’s a cool experience. You get to tell your kids and family about it. But we’re still going to have plenty of scouts here (next Thursday). You still have a chance to get drafted. You still have a chance to make a camp.” - Brian Christopherson, The Lincoln Journal Star
12/04/12 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Kyler Reed, Nebraska, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Nebraska football
08/03/12 - Offensive coordinator Tim Beck can creatively implement all of the shovel passes, screen tosses and option pitches he wants - yes, those kinds of things were worked on in practice last year, but Reed said injuries held him back. But if Reed’s not blocking consistently, teams will continue to leave a safety over the top. And they will continue to shade his way in zone coverage, too. Twenty-five targets and 15 receptions over a full season is not enough for a guy as talented as Reed. That can’t be argued. But some of the responsibility for increased involvement rests on his shoulders. Good news is, Reed says he was blocking as well as he ever has in spring practices. He’s got confidence in that aspect of his game now. At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, he’s not getting any bigger. And summer weight training is over. So, he says, it’s all about technique now. Reed’s take: “What I really can do, and what Ben does really well, is he has good hand placement, good hat placement and good footwork. That’s where blocking starts. You gotta get your hands inside - obviously, you can’t hold. You’ve got to get your first and second steps down quick, in the right direction. And you’ve got to get your hat on the right side of the guy’s body. It’s all about little things when it comes to blocking.” - Jon Nyatawa, Omaha.com