First-Round Book on ... Reed

With NFL Scouting's detailed breakdowns, which are provided to teams for their draft preparation, we present the players who are possibilities for the Green Bay Packers with the 32nd pick. Get to know Arizona's Brooks Reed, the 10th and fnal player in our series.

Brooks Reed

Defensive End/Outside Linebacker

University of Arizona Wildcats

No. 42

6-foot-2 3/4, 255 pounds

Tucson, Arizona

Sabino High School

One of the more underrated pass rushers in the Pacific 10 Conference, Arizona's Brooks Reed brings a spark of energy to the Wildcats' defensive front. The senior defensive end plays with his motor on high and brings speed off the edge. His non-stop effort and relentless pursuit is reminiscent of a "poor man's version" of Green Bay outside linebacker Clay Matthews, and he could see a similar switch to that position at the next level for teams employing a 3-4 defense.

After his junior season was marred by a high ankle sprain, a healthy Reed returned to the Wildcat's defense as a senior and boosted the production of their pass rush to new levels. In 2010, Arizona ranked third in the Pac-10 and tied for 21st nationally in sacks, collecting an average of 2.54 sacks per game. Even more impressive, the Wildcats also finished fourth in the league and 31st in the country with an average of 6.54 tackles-for-loss per game after placing seventh in the conference and 68th in the country a year ago (5.54 tpg).

Reed prepped at Sabino High School (Tucson, Az), where as a junior, he rushed for 350 yards and seven scores to earn first-team all-league and honorable mention all-state. A two-way starter on the defensive line and at fullback, Reed helped his Sabercats squad to an 8-3 overall record in 2004.

As a senior in 2005, Reed earned Arizona Football Coaches Association first-team All-State 4A, Tucson Citizen first-team All-3A-4A, and Arizona Daily Star first-team All-Southern Arizona as a defensive lineman, posting 38 tackles and three sacks. He added SuperPrep All-America and All-West honors as a running back while gaining 377 yards and five touchdowns on 57 carries and 143 yards and one touchdown on 12 receptions. Sabino finished with a 10-4 overall record.

Reed was given a three-star rating by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the ninth-best fullback recruit in the country and the fourth-best prospect from the state of Arizona. Scout.com considered him a two-star prospect, ranking him as the 81st-best running back in the nation. He was offered football scholarships from Arizona, Arizona State and Purdue.

As a native of Tucson, it was only natural for Reed to commit to the Wildcats. "As soon as I was offered by them I knew that I was going to go there and I just couldn't imagine taking a visit anywhere else and having it be better than Arizona," he said. "One of the main reasons for picking Arizona was to play in front of all my family and friends…I have always been an Arizona fan and so it would have been too hard for me to pick anywhere else."


Brooks Reed
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Reed enrolled at Arizona in 2006 and retained eligibility by redshirting as a true freshman. The following season, he opened the year contending for H-back duties before switching to defensive end. He saw action as a reserve end and special teams player and finished with seven tackles (four solos) and one assisted sack for minus five yards.

Reed enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore in 2008. He started all 13 games at defensive end and garnered an All-Pac-10 honorable mention, as he delivered 38 tackles (26 solos) with 9.5 stops for losses of 59 yards and a team-high eight sacks for minus 57 yards. He added three forced fumbles, one quarterback hurry and two pass deflections.

Entering his junior season, Reed was named to preseason watch lists for the Ted Hendricks Award (Top Defensive End) and the Rotary Lombardi Award (Top Lineman). He started eight of the 10 contests he appeared in, but was hampered by a nagging high ankle sprain that forced him to miss three games. Reed managed 23 tackles (19 solos) with two sacks for minus 10 yards, five tackles for losses totaling 16 yards, a forced fumble and a pass deflection.

Reed returned to full strength as a senior and enjoyed a productive season that garnered first-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors. He started the entire season at right defensive end and registered 47 tackles (26 solos), including 10.0 stops for losses totaling 71 yards. Reed tied for seventh in the conference in sacks (0.50 spg), as he totaled 6.5 sacks for minus 62 yards. He added two pass deflections and a forced fumble.

Career notes

Reed started 34-of-45 games at right defensive end for Arizona, recording 114 tackles (75 solos) with 17.0 sacks for minus 134 yards and 25.0 stops for losses totaling 151 yards…Forced five fumbles...Also deflected five pass attempts and tallied one quarterback pressure.

2010 season

All-Pacific 10 Conference first-team selection…Started all 13 games at right defensive end, ranking eighth on the team with 47 tackles (26 solos)…Ranked second on the team with 6.5 sacks for minus 62 yards and third with 10.0 stops for losses of 71 yards…Part of a unit that finished fourth in the league and 33rd nationally, allowing 131.69 yards per game on the ground…Key piece of a front wall that ranked tied for 21st nationally in sacks (2.54 spg) and 31st in tackles-for-loss (6.54 tpg)…Made 44 stops vs. the ground game, holding those ball carrier to 24 yards (54.54 ypc), as the defender limited those runners to just six first downs while producing five third-down stops…Added two stops vs. the aerial attack, holding receivers to seven yards (3.50 ypc) on those receptions, as he made one third-down stop…Deflected one pass and made one tackle on the kickoff coverage unit.

2010 game analysis

Toledo…Reed posted five tackles (three solos) with one assisted tackle for loss and a pass deflection in the 41-2 season-opening victory…On the game's opening drive, the defensive end hit tailback Morgan Williams in the backfield for a one-yard loss…Later in the first quarter, Reed combined with Robert Golden and stopped quarterback Austin Dantin at the line of scrimmage for no gain on third-&-9…Head to Head Competition-OT#74 Mike VanDerMeulen (6:07-304)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered three stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to three yards (1.0 ypc), as he made one third-down stop and took down one ball carrier at the line of scrimmage for no gain..Made one stops vs. the aerial attack, holding the receiver to three yards on that reception…Added one tackle in kickoff coverage duty…Part of a defense that allowed 80 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 28 carries (2.9 ypc) and 183 yards in total offense on 51 snaps (3.6 avg).

Citadel…The senior collected five tackles (two solos) with one assisted sack in a 52-6 victory…On a second quarter fourth-&-7, Reed teamed with Joseph Perkins and sacked Matt Thompson for a nine-yard loss…Head to Head Competition-#73 Neal Strange (6:06-307)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered five stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to five yards (1.0 ypc) and one first down, as he made one fourth-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 150 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 50 carries (3.0 ypc) and 171 yards in total offense on 64 snaps (2.7 avg).

Iowa…Reed had a breakout performance, delivering five tackles (three solos) and two sacks in a 34-27 upset over Iowa…In the third frame, the defensive end sacked Hawkeyes quarterback Ricky Stanzi for a six-yard loss…Late in the contest, Reed and Ricky Elmore sacked Stanzi for an eight-yard loss on third-&-17…Head to Head Competition-LT#77 Riley Reiff (6:06-300)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered five stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to minus 10 yards, as he made one third-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 29 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 26 carries (1.1 ypc) and 307 yards in total offense on 59 snaps (5.2 avg).

California…Reed made one solo tackle, a two-yard stop on Shane Vereen in the third quarter, as Arizona narrowly defeated the Golden Bears, 10-9…Head to Head Competition-LT#72 Mitch Schwartz (6:05-310)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered one stop vs. the ground game, holding the runner to two yards…Part of a defense that allowed 146 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 36 carries (4.1 ypc) and 262 total yards on 63 snaps (4.2 avg).

Oregon State…Reed tallied two solo stops, including a five-yard sack of Ryan Katz in the first quarter, as the Wildcats were upset, 29-27…Head to Head Competition-LT#77 Michael Philipp (6:03-307)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered two stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to three yards (1.5 ypc) and one first down, as he made one third-down stop… Part of a defense that allowed 93 yards rushing with two touchdowns on 35 carries (2.7 ypc) and 486 yards in total offense on 77 snaps (6.3 avg).

Washington State…The senior recorded two tackles (one solo) in a 24-7 victory…Reed stopped James Montgomery short of a conversion on a third-&-2 during the game's opening drive…Later in the first, he sacked Jeff Tuel for a seven-yard loss…Head to Head Competition-LT#79 David Gonzales (6:06-275)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered two stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to minus six yards (-3.0 ypc), as he made one third-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 40 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 34 carries (1.2 ypc) and 297 yards in total offense on 66 snaps (4.5 avg).

OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES Assisted on one stop vs. Washington…Registered six tackles (five solos) vs. UCLA, including a three-yard stop for loss on Johnathan Franklin and a 22-yard sack of Richard Brehaut that caused the quarterback to fumble to seal the game…Notched a solo stop vs. Stanford…Posted five tackles (one solo) with a pass deflection vs. Southern California…Delivered six tackles (five solos) vs. Oregon, including a three-yard stop for loss on LaMichael James…Registered five tackles (two solos) vs. Arizona State, including a nine-yard sack and an assisted one-yard stop for loss on quarterback Brock Osweiler…Assisted on three tackles in the Alamo Bowl vs. Oklahoma State, including a two-yard stop for loss on Kendall Hunter.

2009 season

Named to preseason watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award (Top Lineman) and the Ted Hendricks Award (Top Defensive End)…Started 8-of-10 games he played in at right defensive end, missing three contests with a high ankle sprain…Recorded 23 tackles (19 solos) with 2.0 sacks for minus 10 yards and 5.0 stops for losses of 16 yards…Part of a unit that ranked fourth in the league and 29th nationally, allowing 120.46 yards per game on the ground…Key piece in a front wall that ranked third in the Pac-10 in sacks (2.62 spg) and seventh in tackles-for-loss (5.54 tpg)…Forced one fumble and deflected one pass…Made 22 plays vs. the ground game, holding those ball carriers to 37 yards (1.68 ypc), as the defender limited those runners to four first downs while producing four third-down stops…Delivered two of those tackles inside the red zone, as he posted five total stops (assist/solos) for loss and two tackles that brought down ball carriers at the line of scrimmage for no gain…Made one stop vs. the aerial attack, holding the receiver to nine yards on that reception, as he produced one third-down stop…Named Arizona's Defensive Player of the Week vs. Arizona State.

2009 game highlights


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Central Michigan…Reed opened the season with a three tackle (two solos) performance that included a pass deflection…Head to Head Competition-LT#73 Jake Olson (6:08-282)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered three stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to 11 yards (3.67 ypc) and one first down, as he made one third-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 74 yards rushing with one touchdown on 20 carries (3.7 ypc) and 182 yards in total offense on 51 snaps (3.6 avg).

Northern Arizona…Reed made three stops (two solos), including two for no gain as the Wildcats defeated their intrastate opponent, 34-17…Head to Head Competition-LT#57 Anthony Williams (6:05-290)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender made three stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to eight yards (2.67 ypc), as he made one third-down, taking down two ball carriers at the line of scrimmage for no gain…Part of a defense that allowed 67 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 19 carries (3.5 ypc) and 226 yards in total offense on 49 snaps (4.6 avg).

Iowa…Reed assisted on one tackle as Arizona was handed their first defeat, 27-17. The defensive end suffered a high ankle sprain in the contest and missed three of the next four games…Head to Head Competition-LT#77 Riley Reiff (6:06-300)…Reed Defensive Impact-Made one stop vs. the ground game, holding the runner to four yards and a first down, as he made one third-down stop…Posted his only tackle inside the red zone…Part of a defense that allowed 133 yards rushing with three touchdowns on 42 carries (3.2 ypc) and 338 yards in total offense on 74 snaps (4.6 avg).

Washington State…The junior posted just one tackle as he returned from injury, but made it count…On a second quarter third-&-14, Reed made his way into the backfield and sacked Jeff Tuel for a three-yard loss, forcing the quarterback to fumble. The Wildcats recovered the loose ball and scored a touchdown on the ensuing possession…Head to Head Competition-LT#75 Tyson Pencer (6:08-330)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered one stop vs. the ground game, holding the runner to minus three yards, as he made one third-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 59 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 21 carries (2.8 ypc) and 185 yards in total offense on 42 snaps (4.4 avg).

California…Reed made four tackles (three solos) in the 24-16 loss…Head to Head Competition-LT#79 Mike Tepper (6:07-319)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered four stops vs. ground game, holding runners to 11 yards (2.75 ypc) and one first down…Part of a defense that allowed 176 yards rushing with one touchdown on 40 carries (4.4 ypc) and 357 yards in total offense on 62 snaps (5.8 avg).

Oregon…Arizona was eliminated from Pac-10 title contention with a 44-41 double-overtime loss… Reed managed two solo stops for loss, as he took down tailback LaMichael James behind the line of scrimmage for one-yard losses in the first and fourth quarters…Head to Head Competition-LT#69 Bo Thran (6:05-295)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered two stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to minus two yards (-1.0 ypc)…Part of a defense that allowed 175 yards rushing with three touchdowns on 37 carries (4.7 ypc) and 459 yards in total offense on 84 snaps (5.5 avg).

Arizona State…In the opening quarter, Reed took down tailback Dimitri Nance behind the line of scrimmage for a four-yard loss…In the second frame, the defensive end forced a punt by tackling Nance short of a conversion on a third-&-15 reception…He added a sack on Danny Sullivan for a seven-yard loss in the third period…Reed finished with five solo tackles, one sack and two stops for losses…Head to Head Competition-LT#67 Shawn Lauvao (6:03-305)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered four stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to minus five yards (-1.25 ypc)…Added one stop vs. the aerial attack, holding the receiver to nine yards on that reception, as he made one third-down stop…Part of a defense that allowed 86 yards rushing with no touchdowns on 30 carries (2.9 ypc) and 303 yards in total offense on 63 snaps (4.8 avg).

Southern Cal…Reed managed one solo tackle as the Wildcats upset the Trojans, 20-17…Head to Head Competition-LT#71 Charles Brown (6:06-285)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender made one stop vs. the ground game, holding the runner to two yards…Part of a defense that allowed 138 yards rushing with one touchdown on 31 carries (4.5 ypc) and 282 yards in total offense on 68 snaps (4.1 avg).

Nebraska (Holiday Bowl)…Arizona's season ended on a low note as the Wildcats were routed by the Cornhuskers, 33-0…Reed managed three solo tackles in the contest…Head to Head Competition-LT#65 Mike Smith (6:06-285)…Reed Defensive Impact-The defender registered three stops vs. the ground game, holding runners to 11 yards (3.67 ypc) and one first down…Posted one of his tackles inside the red zone…Part of a defense that allowed 223 yards rushing with two touchdowns on 48 carries (4.6 ypc) and 396 yards in total offense on 73 snaps (5.4 avg).

2008 season

All-Pacific 10 Conference honorable mention…Started all 13 games at right defensive end, ranking 10th on the team with 37 tackles (26 solos)…Led the Wildcats with 8.0 sacked for minus 57 yards…Ranked second on the team with 9.5 stops for losses of 59 yards…Part of a unit that ranked fifth in the league and 38th nationally, allowing 131.08 yards per game on the ground…Paced a front wall that ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in sacks (1.85 spg) and eighth in tackles-for-loss (5.31 tpg)...Added three forced fumbles, two pass deflections and one quarterback pressure.

2008 game highlights

New Mexico…Posted six tackles (three solos) in a 36-28 losing effort.

UCLA…Recorded the first solo sack of his career for a five-yard loss, as he totaled three solo tackles and two pass deflections in a 31-10 victory.

Washington…Collected three tackles (one solo) in the 48-14 victory.

Stanford…Made three tackles (two solos) and added his first quarterback pressure in a 24-23 loss.

California…Had a breakout game, registering five solo stops with two sacks for minus 22 yards and his first forced fumble in a 42-27 victory.

Southern Cal…Forced a fumble for the second-straight week, as he made two solo tackles with one sack for a six-yard loss in a narrow 17-10 defeat.

Washington State…Posted two solo tackles with one sack for minus nine yards and two stops for losses totaling 11 yards in a 59-28 rout.

Oregon…Credited with three stops (two solos) in a 55-45 loss.

Oregon State…Made three tackles (two solos) with one assisted stop for loss in a 19-17 loss.

Arizona State…Closed out the regular season with another stellar performance, picking up three solo tackles with two sacks for minus 13 yards in a 31-10 victory.

Brigham Young (Las Vegas Bowl)…Contributed four tackles (one solo) with one sack for minus two yards and a forced fumble in a 31-21 bowl victory.

2007 season

Switched to defensive end after opening the season contending for H-back duty…Saw action in the final nine games of the season as a backup defensive end and on special teams…Delivered seven tackles (four solos) with one assisted sack for minus five yards.

2007 game highlights

Made his first career tackle vs. Washington State, assisting on a sack for minus five yards… Assisted on one tackle vs. Oregon State…Posted one solo stop in three straight contests vs. Stanford, Washington and UCLA…Had two tackles (one solo) vs. Oregon.

2006 season

Redshirted.

Injury report

2009 Season…Suffered a high ankle sprain vs. Iowa (9/19) and missed game vs. Oregon State (9/26), Washington (10/10) and UCLA (10/24)

Campus agility tests

4.66 40-yard dash (electronic)…1.63 10-yard dash…2.70 20-yard dash…4.28 20-yard shuttle…7.11 three-cone drill…30 1/2-inch vertical jump…9'5" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 30 times…32 1/4-inch arm length…10-inch hands…78 3/8-inch wingspan.

High school

Attended Sabino High School (Tucson, Az), playing football for head coach Jay Campos…Helped the Sabercats to an 8-3 overall record as a junior in 2004…Earned first-team all-league, honorable mention all-state and Arizona Daily Star All-Southern Arizona honorable mention as a junior while rushing for 350 yards and seven scores…Led the Sabercats to a 10-4 overall record as a senior in 2005…Earned Tucson Citizen first-team All-3A-4A and Arizona Daily Star first-team All-Southern Arizona while posting 38 tackles and three sacks from the defensive line as a senior…Earned SuperPrep All-America and All-West running back while gaining 377 yards and five touchdowns on 57 carries and 143 yards and one touchdown on 12 receptions as a senior…Arizona Football Coaches Association first-team All-State 4A and SuperPrep All-Farwest…Given a three-star rating by Rivals.com, as that recruiting serive listed him as the ninth-best fullback in the country and the fourth-best prospect from the state of Arizona…Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com, who ranked him as the 81st-best running back recruit in the country…Chose to attend Arizona over football scholarship offers from Arizona State and Purdue.

Personal

Geography major…Father is Bob Reed…Born 2/28/87…Resides in Tucson, Arizona.


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