40-YARD DASH: 5.21 seconds
VERTICAL JUMP: 31.0 inches
BROAD JUMP: 104.0 inches
3-CONE DRILL: 7.77 seconds
20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.75 seconds
- Excellent run stopper and two-gapping defensive tackle
- Strong and powerful, able to hold blocks
- Rarely beaten by single blockers
- Clogs the running lanes
- Amazing production for limited playing time
- Doesn’t have his tackles broken
- Quick and heavy hands
- Excellent instincts and awareness on the line
- Limited player
- Two down run stopper with no pass rush ability
- Has no pass rush moves to work with
- Short arms
- Saying his pass rush technique was raw would be giving it more credit than it deserves
- Exhausts quickly
- Lacks scheme versatility
To put things simply, Reed isn’t a fit for the Denver Broncos. He doesn’t bring any kind of rush ability, which Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips wants from his guys up front. Reed also doesn’t fit in a 3-4 scheme.
He doesn’t have the agility or quickness to play end, nor does he have the size to man the nose tackle position. Where he does fit is in a 4-3 front, where he can play the 1-tech and be a two-down run stopper. His ability to stop the run will see him overdrafted than where his overall ability would suggest.
Broncos Round Projection: Undrafted
Where He Goes: Top 20
Per sources: Some teams in the high teens love his run defense, but are worried about the lack of anything else to his game.
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