The Houston Texans met with Alabama defensive end Jarran Reed at the Senior Bowl. Reed (6’3”, 311 lbs.) played mostly defensive tackle (3-technique) for the Crimson Tide but showed enough versatility at the Senior Bowl to move to a 5-technique, which is a defensive end in a 3-4 defense.
Reed, who played in 2015 for the national champions, appeared in 15 games, totaling 57 tackles with 1 sack and 4.5 tackles for loss. In that season, Reed was selected to the second team All-SEC by the Associated Press.
With the potential departure of long time Texans defensive end Jared Crick who is set to be a free agent, the team is keeping a close eye on young defensive line personnel coming out in the 2016 NFL draft.