Reggie Ragland

Alabama
ILB #19
6’2″ 247

Reggie Ragland is a big time guy who is accustomed to winning championships.

Pros:

  • Size; dropped 12 pounds between Senior Bowl and Combine
  • Engages and disengages blockers well
  • Powerful
  • Burst and flexibility off the edge
  • Seemingly always around the ball; rallies well
  • Defensive leader
  • Athleticism
  • Fills holes quickly
  • Versatility; can play multiple LB positions
  • Great motor; plays sideline-to-sideline
  • Strong at the point of attack; doesn’t get driven back
  • Rarely misses tackles
  • Impressive quick twitch for someone his size
  • Good closing speed
  • Read and reacts quickly

Cons:

  •  Occasionally lost or out of position in coverage
  • Will try to run around blocks rather than take them on or engage
  • Needs to anticipate more often
  • Isn’t particularly fast highlighted by his 4.72 40
  • Raw pass rusher

The unanimous first team All-American was named to the All-SEC First Team by both the conference coaches and the Associated Press, selected as the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Ragland lead the team with 97 tackles while recording 6.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles; he lead the team in tackles in eight games this season.

Pro comp: Dan Morgan

Projected draft value: 1st round

 

2 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

  1. Mock Draft 3.8.16 - The Draftster
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