Don't laugh at Mr. Irrelevant 2016, folks, because this kid might have been pick No. 253, but he has some talent!
For the 41st time in NFL draft history, a player taken last in the NFL draft is tagged Mr. Irrelevant, and when the Tennessee Titans selected Southern Mississippi corner Kalan Reed, they might have found a steal of the day.
Reed is a smaller corner, (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) and recorded just eight career interceptions,but he is very good when the ball is in the air.
According to Pro Football Focus, Reed makes plays on the ball in the air and either intercepts or breaks up the pass. He registered a deflection on 20.2 percent of the passes defensed in 2016 for the Golden Eagles.
He is confident and comfortable in both zone and man defense and posted eye-popping stats at his pro day by posting a 4.38 forty and a 41.5-inch vertical, which would have tied him for tops at the combine.
He is also not afraid to come downhill and make tackles in run support.
Yes, he was the final player selected, but his numbers make him potentially anything but irrelevant and I expect this young man to make a stir in training camp for the Titans this year.