Redskins draft Florida tight end Jordan Reed in Round 3


Jordan Reed recorded a team-high 45 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns for Florida last season. (Phil Sandlin/AP)

After making a move to help their secondary in the second round of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins used their third-round pick on Florida tight end Jordan Reed.

A 6-foot-2, 236-pound redshirt junior, Reed recorded a team-high 45 catches for 559 yards and three touchdowns for the Gators last season.

Washington opted to add another member to a tight end unit that includes Fred Davis, Logan Paulsen and Niles Paul. Davis, however, is coming off of a torn Achilles’ tendon, and Paulsen lacks elite speed and explosiveness. Paul last season converted from wide receiver to tight end. Davis re-signed this offseason to one-year deal, while Paulsen re-signed a three-year deal in March.

Reed possesses the versatility to line up at multiple spots, whether as a tight end on the line, an H-back or split out wide as a receiver.

He draws comparisons to New England’s Aaron Hernandez. His junior season didn’t end on the best note, however as he was benched in the Sugar Bowl for attitude problems.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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Mark Maske · April 26, 2013