Marshawn Lynch loved Skittles, and second-round pick Jarran Reed just so happened to have some with him at the NFL draft.

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Jarran Reed, the Seahawks’ second-round draft pick out of Alabama, was the last player left in the green room at the NFL draft in Chicago. But he made a memorable appearance when he finally walked across the stage carrying a bag of Skittles.

Skittles, of course, became a staple of Marshawn Lynch’s time with the Seahawks, which wasn’t lost on Reed.

A few minutes after getting drafted, Reed met with the Seattle media via a video chat when the matter of the Skittles came up. Reed smiled, pulled out the bag and said, “I’ve got them right here.”


Seahawks in 2016 draft

Round 1, Pick 31
OL Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M | Bio

Round 2, Pick 49
DT Jarran Reed, Alabama | Bio

Round 3, Pick 90
RB C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame | Bio

Round 3, Pick 94
TE Nick Vannett, Ohio State | Bio

Round 3, Pick 97
OL Rees Odhiambo, Boise State | Bio

Round 5, Pick 147
DT Quinton Jefferson, Maryland | Bio

Round 5, Pick 171
RB Alex Collins, Arkansas | Bio

Round 6, Pick 215
C Joey Hunt, TCU | Bio

Round 7, Pick 243
WR Kenny Lawler, Cal | Bio

Round 7, Pick 247
RB Zac Brooks, Clemson | Bio


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He explained: “It was crazy because I was chewing on the Skittles when I got the call, and I was just thinking, ‘Hey, Marshawn loves Skittles’ so I thought it would be kind of funny. Just having a little fun.”