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Prospect Profile: Reggie Ragland

Linebacker| Alabama| Senior

Height:6-foot-1 | Weight: 247 pounds

College Stats

2015: unanimous first team All-American; named to the All-SEC First Team by both the conference coaches and the Associated Press; Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year; finalist for Butkus (top linebacker) and Bednarik Awards (top defender selected by Maxwell Football Club); finalist for Nagurski Trophy (Defensive Player of the Year); led the team with 102 tackles, including 60 solo stops, which was 29 more tackles than the next closest defender; had 6.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, seven pass breakups and six quarterback hurries; helped Crimson Tide win national championship

Career: recorded 222 career tackles, including 116 solo stops; had 4.0 career sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss and one interception; started at linebacker for two seasons at Alabama; 2014 semifinalist for Butkus Award (that was won by Eric Kendricks); first-team All-SEC selection as junior and senior; contributed primarily on special teams as freshman and sophomore

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.72 seconds

Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches

Vertical jump: 31.5 inches

20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds


Summary:A projected first-round pick, Ragland is a thumper who is considered to bring physicality and toughness to every play. He's stout at almost 250 pounds so his body will hold up during a long season, but he can also rush the passer a bit if needed.

Lance Zierlein of said Ragland is an "old-school, take­-on middle linebacker who plays the game the way Nick Saban likes. Steps into hole and will swap paint with lead blockers in order to constrict his gap. Instinctive linebacker who trusts his eyes and goes. Showed greater understanding of angles and leverage this year."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Ragland as his fourth-best linebacker, moving him down from his initial third spot. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks has Ragland as the No. 3 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Ragland at No. 12 in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, moving him up a spot from his initial rankings.

First-Round fodder: If Ragland is selected in the first round, he'll continue a recent trend of success for the Crimson Tide. Since 1993, Alabama has had 15 defensive players taken in the first round.

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