|Season||Game||Tackles||Tackles for a Loss||Sacks|
*Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference
Combine/Pro Day Results
|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|
*Results courtesy of NFL.com
- Strong at Point of Attack
The one thing that stands out about Jarran Reed is that he is as close as they come to being an immovable object on the football field. He is incredibly strong in the middle of the field and it typically takes two offensive linemen to move him on the line.
This type of strength makes Reed an excellent run defender and he is able to close up running lanes fairly quickly and limits running backs options when running in the middle of the field.
Struggles Rushing the Quarterback
Reed only has two sacks over his two years of playing time in Alabama's defense. He doesn't have the quickness necessary to get up field and put pressure on the opposing quarterback.
One of the reasons Reed struggles in this is he is not able to easily disengage with offensive linemen. He doesn't have the quickness to spin off blockers or uses his hands effectively to create separation and is something he will need to work on at the next level.
How he fits with the Carolina Panthers?
If the Panthers were to add Reed, he would most likely be the primary back up for Lotulelei initially and could potentially be a replacement for him if the team is not able to extend his contract. The Panthers picked up his fifth-year option, which keeps him under contract through the 2017 season.