Prospect

Photo of Brooks Reed
Brooks Reed (DL)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    263 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    Arizona
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Houston Texans
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 10 (42)

Pick Analysis: Wade Phillips continues to get critical pieces to his defense with the addition of Reed. He gives them a high-motor rusher with strength, power and quickness on the edges. He could develop into an ideal complement to Mario Williams in their new "30" scheme as a hybrid rush linebacker.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press30.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inch
  • Broad Jump113.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.11 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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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.


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.

Grade

7.4

 

Video Playlist

  1. Texans take Brooks Reed No. 42

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:02 p.m.

    Former Texans CB Aaron Glenn announces Arizona DE Brooks Reed as the Texans' selection with the 42nd overall pick.

  2. Brooks Reed vignette

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 04:05 p.m.

    Get to know Arizona DE Brooks Reed and find out what drives him to be the best he can be.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Brooks Reed

    Published: March 11, 2011 at 04:43 p.m.

    Arizona DL Brooks Reed goes through drills at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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