Justus Reed could be a sneaky good pass-rusher for the Tennessee Titans.
The most interesting thing about Virginia Tech defensive lineman Justus Reed is the fact that he could have potentially played an eighth season of college football had he taken the extra year of eligibility that the pandemic provided for college athletes. Reed entered the college football scene as a freshman in 2014 and spent time with Florida, Youngstown State, and Virginia Tech during his college football career.
Reed had a really nice season for the Hokies in 2020, collecting 28 tackles (nine for loss) and 6.5 sacks through 10 games. While he was a nice player in 2020, the injuries have really hurt his production and that probably played a role in him going undrafted.
Despite not being drafted, Reed is someone who has a knack for getting after the quarterback and the Titans aren’t going to turn away pass-rushing threats. Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry should do well in that role for the Titans, but Reed provides a really nice depth piece. Hopefully, the 25-year-old rookie can stay healthy and make a good enough impression this summer.
Oh and not that this will factor in, but Reed is a former teammate of Caleb Farley’s, who the Titans took in the first round.