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Grade
7.48 ?
  • 4.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.28 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 263LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Reed has the awareness, technique and heart to be a productive player at the next level. Has some upside as a possible conversion to 3-4 outside linebacker. Gets to the quarterback with a variety of moves and a relentless motor. Uses his hands really well to maintain gap integrity and disengage from blockers against the run. Lack of size, his all-out playing style, and minor injury history pose some questions about his durability. Reed's a polished college defensive end who will likely come off the board in the mid-to-late rounds by a team that values his veteran-like skill-set.

Analysis

Strengths

Reed is a maximum-effort player who will leave it all one the field. A true technician who overcomes lack of ideal size and top-end speed to be productive against the run and pass. Displays excellent awareness, maintains gap responsibilities, and can be counted on to play within your defensive system. Has the potential to stand up in a 3-4.

Weaknesses

Does not possess ideal defensive end height or weight and isn't the type of guy who will turn heads in a combine setting. Can pressure the passer but doesn't exhibit elite burst or closing ability. Can be engulfed by strong run blockers at the point of attack. Hips and feet are only adequate.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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