Former Florida tight end Jordan Reed went off the board to the Washington Redskins in the third round with the 85th overall pick. He was the first offensive Florida player selected this year after three defensive players were taken in the top two rounds of the NFL Draft.
became the first Florida
tight end selected in the NFL Draft since the New England Patriots
took Aaron Hernandez
in the fourth round of the 2010 Draft. Reed was the highest Florida tight end selected since the Tennessee Titans
took Ben Troupe with the 40th overall pick in 2004.
"I'm very happy for Jordan," said Florida head coach Will Muschamp. "He causes matchup problems for defenses and is extremely athletic for his size. He hasn't been playing tight end for very long and will continue to grow into the position."
Reed was the 12th former Florida player drafted by the Washington Redskins since they took Maurice Hurt in the 2011 NFL Draft. He finished his career with 79 receptions and 945 yards with six touchdowns. He earned First Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press and second team by the SEC coaches and Phil Steele.