Jarran Reed

Alabama
DT #90
6’3″ 311

Pros:

  •  Size projects him as an elite run stopper (6’3”, 311)
  • Explodes off the ball with great pad level
  • Keeps arms extended when engaged with blockers
  • Jolts blockers with heavy-handed, powerful initial punch
  • Has a good club move when he chooses to use it
  • Fights blockers crossing his face, maintaining his leverage
  • Possess the ability to effectively stack and shed
  • Maintains leverage and balance when engaged; keeps eyes in the backfield
  • Recognizes run and screen well
  • Light feet
  • Functional strength
  • Elite run stopper
  • Only missed two tackles all season
  • 108 tackles over the last two seasons despite being on the field for only 55 percent of all snaps

Cons:

  • Lacks pass rushing prowess
  • Allows blockers to get their hands inside his frame
  • Needs to be more active with his hands
  • Struggles against effective double teams

Reed was one of the top junior college defensive linemen in the country after starring at East Mississippi Community College where earned NJCAA All-Region honors in 2013 while helping EMCC win the NJCAA National Championship; he also ranked 28th in the ESPN JC50. In his first year with the Crimson Tide, Reed earned All-SEC honorable mention from the Associated Press and played in all 14 games and making 13 starts.

Pro comp: Eddie Goldman

Projected draft value: 1st round

2 Trackbacks / Pingbacks

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