The Connecticut prep rushed for 1,924 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior in 2009. Also participated in basketball and lacrosse. Enrolled at Penn State in January 2010 after graduating a semester early from high school. As a true freshman, he played in 12 games and rushed 77 times for 437 yards (5.7) and two touchdowns; caught four passes for 27 yards (6.8) and no touchdowns; and returned seven kickoffs for 147 yards (21.0) and no touchdowns. Missed one game because of an undisclosed injury. Late in the campaign, he was cited for disorderly conduct after being caught urinating in public. Had a breakout campaign in 2011, amassing 244 carries for 1,241 yards (5.1) and seven TDs and nine catches for 40 yards and no TDs in 13 games (11 starts). Had six 100-yard games, including five in succession. An injury to his collarbone and sternum slowed him late in the year. Following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, he was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA to transfer to USC without being forced to sit out a season. Arrived on the Southern Cal campus and moved into a co-starter role in 2012, appearing in 12 games (six starts) at tailback and tallying 167 carries for 905 yards (5.4) and nine TDs and nine catches for 113 yards and one TD. Was sidelined for one game with a sprained right ankle. Was limited to just six games (four starts) in 2013 because of injuries, recording 81 carries for 376 yards (4.6) and a TD rushing and 10 catches for 45 yards and a TD. Missed most of spring practice after tearing cartilage in his left knee, requiring arthroscopic surgery. Was on the shelf for the first five games recuperating. After returning to action, he injured his right knee Nov. 9 and missed three of USC's final four games. Between Penn State and USC, he combined for 2,959 rushing yards and 12 career 100-yard games.
Good eyes and cutback ability. Is well-built with a yoked-up musculature and very good thickness. Is subtly shifty and nimble enough to sidestep the first tackler and avoid direct hits. Good leg drive -- keeps churning on contact and is surprisingly strong for a smallish back. Tough, willing blocker -- shows good eyes and awareness in pass protection and seeks to finish.
Has very small hands and is not a crafty route runner. Lacks burst to take the corner and the breakaway speed to pull away. Bulked up as a senior following left-knee surgery in the spring and lost a half-step. Limited knee extension (does not open his stride). Split time in a rotation and was not a full-time starter at USC.
Priority free agent
A one-cut, inside zone runner, Redd is a solid, all-around performer with a No. 2 skill set. Can pick up yardage in chunks and would most ideally be suited for a ground game such as the Seahawks, Eagles or Packers.