Reddick, who was a four-star recruit out of high school, chose North Carolina over Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. After he spent a season at a prep school to improve his grades, Reddick arrived at North Carolina and immediately earned a starting job, starting 20 games over his freshman and sophomore seasons.
He battled injuries in 2011, but started 11 games and still finished second on the team with 71 tackles. Reddick is an impressive athlete and strong, physical tackler.
Entering the 2012 season, Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o was the consensus No. 1 player at his position for the 2013 NFL Draft. But Reddick wasn't far behind in most rankings. While Te'o has lived up to his high-billing and just about cemented his first round value, Reddick has done the opposite.
Reddick is a bit straight-linish and stiff, but makes up for his lack of fluidity with his instincts and defensive intelligence, putting himself in positions to succeed. Reddick has the skill-set to earn a starting job in the NFL and currently projects as a solid second day selection.
The biggest reason Reddick has been a faller this season is his questionable effort on the field, too often giving up on plays once engaged and going at half-speed if the play isn't run directly at him. He rarely leaves the field so some of it might be fatigue, but inconsistent urgency and motor is a large concern that will force NFL teams to think twice on draft day.