NFL Draft: Scouting Alabama DL Jarran Reed

Breaking Burgundy Film Analyst Paul Conner shares his scouting notes on Alabama DL Jarran Reed

Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process. 

Jarran Reed

Position: Defensive Tackle

College: Alabama

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 307 lbs.

Ben Standig's mock draft for No. 21 to the Redskins (3/2)

(Analysis of games vs. Clemson, Tennesse, and Georgia)

Positives: Jarran Reed is a rock in the middle of the defensive line. Alabama typically tasked him with taking on the center or a double team and not letting offenses run up the middle. He was good at it. He doesn't lose leverage often and he is hard to move. He is strong at the point and is able to shed blocks to take down running backs who still trying running up the middle. 

Concerns: Jarran Reed isn't overly athletic. He won't chase many plays down from behind. He doesn't provide much of a pass rush,either. That skill could possibly be developed since he wasn't asked to do it too much at Alabama.

If drafted by Redskins: The Redskins need to find a replacement for Terrance Knighton who was their run stopper last year. What Redskins will need to determine with Reed is if he's only a two down player like Knighton because that would decrease his value. Otherwise, in passing situations, Reed could move from Nose Tackle to the 1-Tech DT in a four man front and still provide run support.

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Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr

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