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24 Questions To Help You Get To Know Seahawks DT Jarran Reed

Get to know former Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who the Seahawks moved up to take in the second round (No. 49 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Seahawks traded up with the Chicago Bears on the draft's second day, targeting Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed in the second round with the No. 49 overall pick.

After Reed took care of his media duties on site in Chicago, he participated in a light-hearted Q&A session with

Here are 24 questions and answers that should help 12s get to know the newest member of the Seahawks, who hails from Goldsboro, N.C.: 

1. Nickname?

Reed: "J-Reed."

2. College Major?

Reed: "Human Environmental Sciences."

3. Gameday Ritual?

Reed: "Listening to music. Getting ready to go."

4. Favorite Artist?

Reed: "Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy. There's a lot of them, actually."

5. Album You're Listening To Right Now?

Reed: "Drake - Views. It just came out."

6. Favorite NFL team growing up?

Reed: "Pittsburgh Steelers."

7. Favorite non-NFL team growing up?

Reed: "Carolina Tar Heels."

8. Favorite video game?

Reed: "NBA2K or Madden, either one."

9. Favorite food? 

Reed: "Lasagna."

10. Better Hair: Richard Sherman or Pete Carroll?

Reed: "[Laughter]. Pete Carroll's got some sweet hair going on, got the gray. But I'll say Richard Sherman."

11. Better trilogy: 'Star Wars' or 'Lord of the Rings?'

Reed: "Lord of the Rings."

12. Better Comedian: Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, or Dave Chappelle?

Reed: "That's hard. Dave Chappelle is great, but Kevin Hart has done some funny stuff. I started off with Dave Chappelle, though."

13. Michael Jordan or Crying Jordan?

Reed: [Laughter]. I'll go with Mike."

14. Waffles or Pancakes?

Reed: "Waffles. I don't really like pancakes."

15. Cake or Pie?

Reed: "Cake."

16. The greatest athlete on the planet right now is…?

Reed: "LeBron." 

17. The Seahawks player or coach you're looking forward to meeting most is...? 

Reed: "Kam Chancellor."

18. Between Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, you spend the most time on...?

Reed: "Instagram."

19. If you had to be reincarnated as an animal, which animal would you choose?

Reed: "A panther."

20. The best player in the NFL at your position is…?

Reed: "It's between Marcell Dareus and Ndamukong Suh."

21. If a Seahawks fan were to come to your hometown, the first place you would take them would be…? 

Reed: "Wilber's Barbecue."

22. What city or country would you like to visit most?

Reed: "Dubai."

23. One non-football thing Seahawks fans should know about you is…?

Reed: "I'm a basketball player."

24. The first thing you'll buy as an NFL player is...?

Reed: "Something for my mom."


Seahawks trade up in the second round to select Jarran Reed, defensive tackle from Alabama with the 49th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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