Photo of Caraun Reid
Drafted By: Lions

Combine Results

Grade
5.43 ?
  • 4.91 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 106.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"This kid from Princeton is interesting. Last year, Mike Catapano of Princeton was a seventh-round pick (of the Kansas City Chiefs) last year, and now Reid is selected. Think Brandon Mebane, the three-technique in Seattle. Princeton plays play a 3-4, so he's a bit out of position in the NFL. There is some quickness and speed in Reid; you draw up a three-technique and this is what it looks like. Give him some time and he can become an impact player." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 302LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

The New York prep enrolled at the Ivy League school in 2009 and played in 10 games as a true freshman, tallying 32 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one-half sack with four passes batted. Saw action at both nose tackle and defensive end. Tore his left pectoral muscle in the '10 season opener at Lehigh and missed the rest of the campaign. Underwent surgery after the season. Returned in '11 and recorded 68-16-7 with three passed batted and one forced fumble and three blocked kicks in 10 games (nine starts). Led all Ivy League linemen in tackles. Started nine games in '12 and had 40-9.5-5 with one pass batted, one forced fumble and three blocked kicks. Missed the Penn game with a concussion. Was a finalist for the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award in '13 after registering 26-11-6.5 with one pass batted in 10 starts, helping lead Princeton to a conference title. Team captain was just the second Princeton player ever to be invited to the Senior Bowl.

Analysis

Strengths

Very quick off the ball. Disruptive shooting gaps and working half a blocker. Active and energetic -- feet are always running. Plays hard and competes. Very good sack production from the interior (20.5 career sacks). Good intelligence. Is very young (entered college as 17-year-old freshman) and still growing into his body -- has physical upside. Good length and hand-eye coordination -- 7 career blocked kicks.

Weaknesses

Tends to stand straight up, negating his quickness and power out of the gate. Is not stout and can be waylaid by the double team. Marginal upper-body strength (diminished from 2011 pectoral surgery). Shows little feel for blocking pressure and can be late to locate the ball. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Pushed around too easily. Durability issues have crept up throughout his career.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

A quick, agile, tilted nose who is effective slanting and stunting and working his way into the backfield. Has kicked outside in passing situations and has the tools to pique the interest of aggressive, one-gapping, 3-4 fronts such as the Jets, Steelers or Ravens as a five-technique. Developmental talent with raw traits to mold.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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