18) Pick 156: David Reed, Utah (Ravens)
David Reed was drafted out of Utah as a kick return specialist and a wide receiver. He helped lead Utah to a 13-0 season in 2008 and ranked 15th in total receiving yards per game in the nation in 2009. The Ravens drafted him and immediately put him as a kick returner, where he found a lot of success, despite being suspended for four games his rookie season for marijuana use.
While Reed only caught six passes his entire NFL career as a wide receiver, he returned 63 kickoffs and averaged over 27 yards per return, including a 103-yard return for a touchdown his rookie season. Reed was a part of the Ravens Super Bowl team in 2012, but was traded after the season to the Colts. Reed only played a handful of games with Indianapolis before being waived. He never played another NFL game.
17) Pick 108: Jacoby Ford, Clemson (Raiders)
Ford, a fourth-round pick, played four seasons with the Raiders before being waived and not picked up. He was ranked by many NFL scouts as a top-10 receiver coming into the draft along with teammate C.J. Spiller. Ford and Spiller combined to record the most all-purpose yards for a duo in NCAA history during Clemson’s 40-24 win over Florida State in 2009.
With the Raiders, Ford 25 balls for 470 yards his rookie season, but made a bigger impact as a kick returner where he returned three kicks for touchdowns his rookie season. He broke the franchise record for most returns for touchdowns, 4, during the 2011 season.