2015 NFL DRAFT

Cedric Reed, DE

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cleveland, TX
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 271 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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9996-

Player Lowdown

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

He passes the eye test and is well-built from head to toe, but he doesn't play as powerful or physical as he looks and needs to play up to his size. Reed is too easily slowed and controlled by single blockers and lacks the upper body functional strength and nasty attitude to create much separation between him and offensive linemen. He is at his best when he keeps his pads low and uses his length to attack the chest of blockers, but he isn't overly fluid, showing some clear hip and joint tightness.

Reed has the size, motor and football character that have landed him in some way too early first round mock drafts, but he needs to improve his bland pass rush arsenal and continue to get stronger to come anywhere close to a first round grade next spring.

--Dane Brugler (6/13/14)

Player Overview

Texas' top returning pass rusher, Reed tallied 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss in 2013, taking home Second Team All-Big 12 honors.
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Player News
06/16/2014 - Texas' top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. DE Cedric Reed, Senior...Texas' top returning pass rusher, Reed tallied 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss last season, taking home Second Team All-Big 12 honors. He passes the eye test and is well-built from head to toe, but he doesn't play as powerful or physical as he looks and needs to play up to his size. Reed is too easily slowed and controlled by single blockers and lacks the upper body functional strength and nasty attitude to create much separation between him and offensive linemen.

He is at his best when he keeps his pads low and uses his length to attack the chest of blockers, but he isn't overly fluid, showing some clear hip and joint tightness. Reed has the size, motor and football character that have landed him in some way too early first round mock drafts, but he needs to improve his bland pass rush arsenal and continue to get stronger to come anywhere close to a first round grade next spring. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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