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2016 NFL Draft: Jarran Reed selected 49th overall by Seattle Seahawks

Jarran Reed - DL, AlabamaPick Analysis


Jarran Reed – DL, Alabama

Pick Analysis

There was always going to be great value in round 2 today. We could all see that from the quality of players left entering the day. But more than that, some defensive linemen were sure to drop, and the Hawks cash in big time with this one. Part of the reason might have been that he isn’t the biggest game changer, Reed isn’t neccessarily going to rack up tackles and TFLs, but he is immovable at the point of attack, with so much functional strength. He is going to be a force up front through the middle. He may not have been the most disruptive interior guy in college but has the traits to add that to his game. Big win right here for Carroll and Schneider. In a deep draft, they let the board fall to them, and took advantage. Rebecca Rennie

Player Analysis

Reed joined the Tide as a junior college transfer in 2014.  It was a rough start, as before even taking the field for his new school, he had a DUI that summer that could have put his future with the team in doubt.  In fairness he has not had any reported off field issues since then.  After a solid if unspectacular first season, Reed really steps up with a big senior season where he was the model of consistency, discipline and reliability for the eventual National Champions in 2015.  Reed’s game is pretty simple and transparent but oh so effective.  His stout presence at the point of attack sets the tone for the rest of the line to attack, as he eats up space and occupies double teams.  He might not be one to threaten in the backfield much; that isn’t his function, instead making himself an immovable force in the interior and versus the run.  What really stands out is his powerful hands which really pack a punch, followed by a strong anchor to deter any push from opposing linemen.  His technique and strength make him built for the pros, and the team that drafts him firstly knows exactly what they are going to get from him, and also know that he can step into a starting line-up immediately as a plug and play lineman from day one. (Rebecca Rennie)

Grade A+


2016 NFL Draft: Jarran Reed selected 49th overall by Seattle Seahawks

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