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Prospect Profile: Jarran Reed

Defensive tackle|Alabama|Senior

Height:6 feet, 3 inches |Weight:307 pounds

College Stats

2015:Reed played and started in all 15 games for Alabama. He recorded 57 tackles (17 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and two passes broken up. Reed ranked fourth on the team in tackles and earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Alabama coaching staff on six different occasions. He was part of an Alabama defense that limited opponents to an average of just 15.1 points per game and won the FBS national title.

Career:Through two seasons with Alabama, Reed started 27 of 29 games played and recorded 112 tackles (39 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and seven passes broken up. Reed was named Alabama Defensive Player of the Week seven times.

Combine Results:

40-yard dash: 5.21 seconds

Bench press: N/A

Vertical jump: 31 inches

Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches

3-cone drill: 7.77 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.75 seconds

60-yard shuttle: N/A

Summary:Reed could transition into the NFL as a starter for a team looking to bolster its defensive line. Proven to be more effective at stopping the run than the pass,'s Lance Zierlein said Reed has good strength and core power. Reed has been praised for his hand quickness, vision and instincts.

After playing two seasons at East Mississippi Community College, Reed transferred to Alabama for his junior and senior seasons. He made an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide – his 55 tackles in 2014 were the most tackles by a defensive lineman since Wallace Gilberry in 2007.

Reed's numbers in 2015 were similar to his junior season. According to, SEC media gave Reed second-team All-SEC honors because of his disruptive play both between the guards or heads-up on a tackle in the Alabama's infamous front line. He was credited as playing the entire season without a missed tackle.

Stacking up:NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Reed as the number two defensive tackle in his pre-combine position rankings. His counterpart Mike Mayock initially ranked Reed as the number four defensive tackle but lifted him to number three after the combine. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Reed 13th overall in his 50 top draft prospects after the combine.* *

In good company:Reed is one of three Alabama defensive players identified as first-round prospects by NFL media analysts. Brooks, Jeremiah, Lance Zierlein and Charles Davis all predict linebacker Reggie Ragland to be off the board by the 18th pick, and fellow defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is also penciled in as a first-rounder.

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