Cedric Reed, DE

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 269 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.89--22 ----

Player Overview

After an All-American junior season, Reed entered his senior year with high expectations that he failed to meet. However, he played with a torn meniscus that required surgery. Lightly used as a freshman but started as a sophomore and had 46 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Had 79 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks and five forced fumbles as a first-team All-Big 12 pick in 2013. He finished his career with 73 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors.

Reed is at his best when utilizing his length, but he doesn't consistently play up to his size with questionable functional strength and a normal temperament. Although he does some things well, Reed has an ordinary skill-set and lacks the athletic potential for the next level.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Well-built frame with good length. Attacks with his hands, staying low to get underneath. Adequate awareness and contains as a run defender. Assignment sound and disciplined. Tough-minded to absorb contact and do the dirty work. Special teams experience, playing on punt coverage even as a senior. Hardworking and humble teammate with a grounded personality. Good numbers on paper with 32 starts, 37.0 tackles for loss and 18.0 sacks at Texas.

WEAKNESSES: Not as powerful as he looks with limited flexibility and choppy movements, unbalanced footwork. Not a dynamic athlete. Easily slowed down and struggles to sift through the crowd. Undisciplined vision and anticipation, losing contain with his eyes in the wrong place. Streaky finisher. Underwent surgery in January 2015 to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.

--Dane Brugler

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08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: Cedric Reed, DE, Sr. - Texas...Reed earned 2013 first team All-Big 12 honors after posting 79 tackles, including 10 sacks, and five forced fumbles. Reed ranked third in the Big 12 and tied for 18th in the FBS in sacks (0.77 per game), and tied for second in the league and tied for fifth in the nation in forced fumbles (0.38 pg). - Texas football


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