Once Mr. Irrelevant, Kalan Reed trying to make new name for himself in Seahawks secondary

The Seattle Times

The good-natured nickname that came with being the last pick in the 2016 NFL draft — Mr. Irrelevant — never bothered Kalan Reed. The distinction actually brought some unexpected perks: a free trip to Southern California for a banquet and a parade; a trophy (of, yep, a player fumbling a ball); and a year's supply of Skittles, which Reed promptly donated to former teammates at Southern Mississippi. Originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans, Reed is now in his first training camp with the Seahawks. As pick No. 253 in the draft, Reed knew he was going to have an uphill climb to make a name for himself in the NFL — a name besides Mr. Irrelevant, anyway — and it indeed appears he remains a bit of a longshot to win a tight competition as Seattle's nickel cornerback.

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