Reed preparing for NFL

Brooks Reed participated in Arizona's Pro Day and afterward took time to discuss what is next.

Brooks Reed had a successful career in his time at Arizona and now finds himself preparing for the next step.

Reed participated in the position drills at Saturday's Pro Day and although he did not do much, Reed came away happy with his performance.

"It was a lot shorter than I expected," Reed said. "I trained for a lot more than I actually did. I thought I did pretty well. I could have done a couple of things better, but it went well overall. I mainly did defensive line drills and bag drills and stuff I have done here since I have been here."

Reed participated in the NFL combine last month and said there were some similarities between his workouts there and his workouts at Arizona.

"I think by the time we ran at Indianapolis I was a lot more fatigued because of all the stuff we had to go through before," he said. "The intensity was about the same and you want to come out here and try your best in front of all these scouts."

Reed's performance helped him move up a few draft boards and mock drafts, but he admits that he does not pay too much attention to that.

"I don't find out about that stuff until my dad emails me some stuff," Reed said. "Anything can happen. Those boards are never right. It makes me feel good I am finally getting noticed and my hard work is paying off."

Most teams are looking at Reed as a linebacker, which is something that he seems to have no issue with.

"I weigh 260 and I feel comfortable at this weight," he said. "It is mainly about being in coverage and what a linebacker has to know on the field and a lot of that just takes time and more practice and reps to transition.

"Here I was trying to get to the quarterback and reacting and at the NFL level it will be more detailed and complex."

Reed's attention will now turn to talking to individual teams and working out for those that are interested.

"I still have a lot more work to do with private workouts but this was another stepping stone," he said. "I have been looking forward to doing this for a long time and getting one step closer to the NFL has been awesome and I am enjoying every single moment."
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