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Ranked among the best quarterbacks out of high school in 2009, Reed constantly shifted positions at Florida. He redshirted as a quarterback, played some running back and receiver and then finally wound up at tight end in 2011, catching 28 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. He affirmed his status at the position as a junior in 2012, leading Florida with 45 receptions and 559 yards while catching three TDs. Teams could have some character concerns as Reed was benched for the Sugar Bowl because of "attitude." Reed is a bit undersized for his position but possess good speed, clocking in at 4.72 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He is adept at making defenders miss. Reed is a solid blocker but could become more polished and consistent. His underneath routes are usually performed crisply, but he could become a more versatile route runner. Because he is so inexperienced at tight end, he may need some extra time to develop, though he has the ability to line up at different spots in a number of formations. At the very least Reed should be able to contribute immediately on special teams, and at his best, Reed has drawn comparisons with another former Gators tight end - Aaron Hernandez. Some were surprised he chose to forgo his senior year, but Reed could go as early as the second round and likely won't slip past the third.