Think Jimmy Graham, if you will.
The most compelling Attributes of a Flex End, in the 21st Century, are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Release ~ How Adeptly he employs Burst, Core Strength, Fluidity, & Combat to Dust Off the Defender
Routing ~ How Adeptly ~ Crisply, Intelligently, and Reliably ~ he Runs the Route Tree
Separation ~ Fluidity & Ricochet ~ Explosiveness out'f'is Breaks
Catching ~ Reliability & Technique
Navigation ~ How well he Navigates the Field in Pursuit of Yards After Catch
Blocking ~ Core Strength, Drive Power, Fluidity, and Combat
Routing ~ Beautiful. His experience as a QuarterBack is unmistakable.
Separation ~ Exquisite. Fluid & Instinctive.
Catching ~ Fine. Not Exceptional.
Navigation ~ Magnificent. Flat out magical with the Ball in'is Hands.
Blocking ~ Raw. But he's rapidly improving.
I've read a lot of comparisons to my first SuperBinky, Aaron the Navigator, Reed's TeamMate from the 2010 Draft Class, and let me say: they are very appropriate.
Reed is by no means as refined as Aaron Hernandez was, 3 years ago, but that doesn't matter.
What matters is that he commands an eerily similar Fusion of Fluidity, Ricochet, Vision, and phenomenal Instincts.
And he has the Intelligence, the Savvy, and the amazing Instincts to make the most of those extraordinary Gifts.
Simply put, Jordan Reed has the Potential to become a phenomenal Receiver, especially After The Catch ~ the kind of Receiver whose Open Field Running makes your jaw drop ~ as well as an adequate complementary Blocker.
I think the kid's gonna be a Star.
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