|DOB||1993||Bench (225 lbs)||DNP|
|Weight||307 lbs||Broad Jump||8’8″|
|Arms||33.375 in||20 Yard Shuttle||4.75 sec|
|Hands||10.5 in||3 Cone Drill||7.77 sec|
|40 Yard Dash (10 yd split)||5.21 sec (1.8 sec)||60 Yard Shuttle||DNP|
|East Mississippi CC (2012-2013), University of Alabama (2014-2015)|
|2015 – 57 tackles (4.5 for loss), 1.0 sack, 2 PDs||Second-Team All-SEC|
|2014 – 54 tackles (6.5 for loss), 1.0 sack, 5 PDs||Honorable Mention All-SEC|
Jarran Reed, standing at 6’3″ 307 lbs, is a well built man with strong thighs and legs. He was a consistent force on Alabama’s defensive line clogging up running lanes inside to force ballcarriers outside. He shows an aggressive effort in his play style, but tires easily. He displays great snap anticipation, which helped him instantly attack and control a blocker in both phases of the game.
Pass rush is something Reed struggled with at ‘Bama and is something he will continue to struggle with in the Pros. Part of the problem is that he was consistently 2-gapping throughout all the film I watched on him, which definitely slowed down his attack.
Reed was inconsistent at using moves and his bullrush for his size was dissapointing. A lot of this stems from hand placement and overall technique, though. He needs to be more consistent with attacking a specific shoulder of his blocker to deliver his force. Also, he needs to follow this up with a useful counter move to respond when the rush isn’t going well.
Reed is inconsistent with getting his hands up in the air to block passes, but when he does he usually has a good sense for the ball.
Overall, Reed’s biggest weakness by far is his pass rush skills. He needs to work on generating power through his hands with proper placement and learn counter moves to assist in this regard.
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