Mountain West Football Top 50: No. 16, Nevada DE Malik Reed
Dominant Wolf Pack lineman Malik Reed is next on our list of the 50 best Mountain West football players.
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Nevada might be rebuilding, but Reed will be a pillar for the new defense.
Our countdown continues with the man who might just be the Mountain West’s premier pass rusher in 2017.
Nevada’s Malik Reed broke out in his sophomore year, starting all 12 games for the Wolf Pack and leading the team with 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. He also collected 55 tackles and forced three fumbles, earning both second-team all-Mountain West honors after the 2016 season and a preseason all-conference nod last month.
It will be interesting to see how that performance translates to the new 3-3-5 defense being installed by new coordinator Jeff Casteel, but rest assured quarterbacks will continue to pay a price if they don’t keep tabs on #90.