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2015 NFL DRAFT

Caraun Reid, DT

School: Princeton  |  Conference: IVY
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bronx, NY
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 302 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
92103

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.892.861.6720 26 1/28'10"4.587.59
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.852.781.65- ----

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a thick, well-proportioned frame with good upper-body development. Good first step quickness off the ball and shows surprising development in his pass rush technique, including an effective over-arm swim move, rip and powerful bull rush. Gets his hands up in passing lanes if he isn't able to get to the quarterback.

Flexible athlete. Dips his shoulder to slip under the initial punch of offensive linemen and possesses good core strength and leg drive to force his way through gaps. Bends at the knees, anchoring well to double-teams. Enjoyed a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl and recorded sacks on two consecutive plays during the game, itself.

WEAKNESSES: Appears to have a maxed-out frame. Obvious level of competition questions. Intelligent and well-rounded off the field, which some suggests mean that he could be a player who may not love or need the game as much as preferred.

Missed all but the first game of the 2010 season with a torn pectoral. Relies on his burst, making him a potentially better fit in the 4-3 rather than the 3-4.

COMPARES TO: Dwan Edwards, Carolina Panthers - Like Edwards (6-3, 305), Reid possesses a short, squatty frame and the combination of burst and power to quickly earn a spot in a team's rotation in the middle. He has starred against questionable competition and may not possess an elite upside but due to his technique and dedication, Reid is surprisingly pro-ready.

--Rob Rang (2/4/14)

Player Overview

Generally-speaking, NFL scouts view Ivy League schools like museums - somewhere to visit to appreciate the culture but not a place one expects to find something they can take home to add to their own collection.

With Reid, however, it isn't a question of if he'll be selected in the 2014 draft but when, especially after an impressive performance during the Senior Bowl which silenced critics who suggested that the two-time All-American built his production off inferior competition.

Back to back All-American seasons don't come often for the Tigers, who hadn't seen anyone accomplish the feat in 20 years and had only six earn this success in consecutive campaigns since 1950.

Reid possesses good quickness and refined technique to penetrate gaps and make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage and has starred inside and out for the Tigers, racking up 168 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 20.5 sacks and seven blocked kicks over his illustrious career. While he often played on the nose as a senior, his burst projects best to the three-technique role in the NFL.

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05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: DETROIT LIONS: Round 5/158 -- Caraun Reid, DT, 6-2, 302, Princeton...The Lions see the Ivy League defensive player of the year as a developmental player but one with great upside. They had success drafting a similar defensive tackle from a smaller program a couple of years ago -- Sammie Hill of Stillman College. Reid is going to need a year to gain weight and strength, but his football skill set is NFL-ready. - The Sports Xchange
 

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