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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Troy Reddick

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 334 | College: Auburn
 
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Overview

Reddick is a collegiate tackle whose size and drive blocking ability should see him shift to guard at the pro level. Known for his ability to lock on and punish defenders with his hand strength, Reddick is capable of calling blocking assignments because of his ability to pick up line games and blitzes.

Raised by his sister, Treva, since his early teens after both of his parents passed away, Reddick did not play organized football until joining the Westover High School team. He competed as a two-way lineman, earning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 and Super Southern 100 honors as a senior. He added Super Prep All-Dixie Team accolades and was rated one of the top 15 players in Georgia by that recruiting service. He was also a Prep Stars All-Southeast Region selection.

As a defensive tackle, Reddick finished with 50 tackles, 10 stops for losses and three sacks as a senior. He did not allow a quarterback sack from his left guard position that year. As a junior, he graded higher than 87 percent for blocking consistency on offense and had 20 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles on defense.

Reddick began his Auburn career as a guard, playing in seven games and starting three on the left side as a true freshman. He handled left guard duties in every game as a sophomore, helping the team average 376.2 yards per game in 2003.

Reddick shifted to right tackle in 2004, earning All-Southeastern Conference honorable mention as he graded over 90 percent in eight games. He was also named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Mississippi State.

Reddick again earned All-SEC honorable mention during his final season. He graded over 90 percent in seven games from the right tackle position and also saw action at center for several series in the Kentucky game. Reddick out his career having started 41 of 46 games he appeared in for the Tigers.

Analysis

Positives: Long-limbed athlete with adequate muscle definition and good body mass … Has a big bubble and some midsection softness, but shows good aggression coming off the snap to attack the defender … Has a decent initial step to gain position and shows adequate knee bend … When he stays low in his pads, he is effective exploding off the ball and does a good job using his hand strength to shock and turn around defenders … Has the leg drive to create a crease for the running game and does a decent job of mirroring edge rushers … Has the strength to hold ground vs. a bull rush and uses his hands effectively to sustain … His ability to get out front on short in-line traps and to reach block make him better suited for an interior line position, where his lack of foot speed would not be exposed as much as it is on the edge … Has enough lateral agility to work down the line and uses his hands effectively to catch and stall pass rushers' moves … Has the upper body strength to lock on and control his man and the long arms to engulf smaller defenders … Plays with decent leverage and does not take false steps working into the second level … Very alert to pick up stunts … Showed good hand quickness snapping the ball in limited reps at center.

Negatives: A little stiff in the hips, causing him to struggle when having to change direction and cut off the defenders in the second level … Needs to do a better job of readjusting when trying to mirror edge rushers … Good on the short pull, but labors when having to run long distances … Will cross his feet some in pass protection … Even with his upper body strength, he does not consistently attack defenders with a powerful hand punch … Needs to keep his hands active, as he regularly lets defenders attack his chest to jerk and pull him off balance … Gets too high in his stance and narrows his base when trying to neutralize an edge rush.

Reddick is a massive athlete who shows good ability as a pass protector because of his size and long reach. He plays with good upper body strength, but has only adequate initial quickness. In the running game, he does not come off with good explosion or deliver a strong hand jolt. He struggles to roll his hips and explode on the defender, but does get some decent movement.

Reddick is effective getting out on short pulls and does a nice job of working in combination with guards on the double team. He struggles to chip and land on the linebacker in the second level and just does not finish consistently. In pass protection, he sometimes gets a little too high, but has a good base to maintain position, and when he lands his hands on a defender, he is effective at shocking and driving him back.

He can mirror defenders working in-line, but does not have the loose hips or foot speed to consistently neutralize edge rushers, making him a better prospect at guard than at tackle. He is alert to stunts and twists and shows the ability to recover. His anchor can get inconsistent when he fails to protect himself with his hands, as defenders will get underneath him and get a good push.

Overall, Reddick is a better guard prospect because of his initial straight-line quickness and long reach. He has valid instincts and a good feel for the game, but because of marginal change of direction skills, he will struggle to seal off the edge rush.

Career Notes

Started 41 of 46 games during his career, earning 25 assignments at right tackle … Has experience at both left guard and center.

2005 Season

Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference honorable mention … Started 11 games at right tackle … Was benched for the Kentucky game, ending a string of 34 consecutive starts … Struggled with the edge rush early in the year, as three of the five quarterback sacks he allowed came in the team's first two games … Helped the offense average 409.8 yards per game … Produced 47 key blocks/knockdowns … In addition to the five sacks, he allowed four quarterback pressures.

2005 Game Analysis

Georgia Tech … Made four knockdowns, but also allowed defensive end Eric Henderson sack QB Brandon Cox twice for losses totaling 7 yards.

Mississippi … After giving up a third quarter sack to defensive end Willie Evans, who took down Brandon Cox for a 7-yard loss, Reddick was replaced by sophomore King Dunlap and Dunlap played the rest of the game.

South Carolina … Delivered five knockdowns vs. the Gamecocks, including one that leveled linebacker Lance Laury on a 1-yard touchdown run by tailback Brad Lester in the third quarter … The offense gained 388 yards.

Arkansas … Graded 92 percent and came up with a key block on a 9-yard scoring pass from Brandon Cox to tight end Cooper Wallace in the fourth quarter, taking down defensive tackle Marcus Harrison to give Cox time to find his target.

Louisiana State … Registered a season-high nine knockdowns and upended defensive end Melvin Oliver to spring tailback Kenny Irons for a 74-yard scoring run in the third quarter, helping the team amass 451 yards.

Kentucky … Came off the bench, seeing action at center and right tackle.

Georgia … Credited with eight knockdowns and graded a season-high 99 percent … Shoved defensive end Will Thompson to the ground to lead the way on a 30-yard touchdown run by Kenny Irons in the first quarter … The Tigers totaled 506 yards in a 31-30 win.

2004 Season

Earned All-SEC honorable mention from the Associated Press … Shifted to right tackle, starting every game … Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors vs. Mississippi … Helped the offense generate 5,469 yards, as he totaled 51 knockdowns/key blocks.

2004 Game Analysis

Tennessee … Registered four knockdowns, including one that leveled defensive end Parys Haralson on a 31-yard touchdown pass from QB Jason Campbell to Courtney Taylor as the team picked up 400 yards.

Kentucky … Upended linebacker Joe Schuler as tailback Carnell Williams turned the right corner for a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter … Finished with five knockdowns as the Tigers amassed 337 yards.

Mississippi … Graded 93 percent and produced a career-high 11 knockdowns as the team generated 439 yards … Introduced defensive tackle Mike Bozeman to the ground on tailback Ronnie Brown's 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Georgia … Posted three knockdowns and received a 98 percent grade as the offense picked up 404 yards.

Alabama … Followed with eight knockdowns and a 93 percent grade … Took down defensive end Mark Anderson on Jason Campbell's 32-yard scoring pass to Courtney Taylor … The Tigers collected 224 passing yards.

2003 Season

Started all year at left guard, earning Player of the Game honors vs. Mississippi State … Paved the way as the offense amassed 4,891 yards, an average of 376.2 yards per game.

2003 Game Analysis

Finished with the top grade of 95 percent and made three pancakes vs. Georgia … Posted a grade of 98 percent on assignments and an overall 90 percent mark vs. Mississippi … Graded 93 percent on 27 plays vs. Louisiana-Monroe … Had an overall grade of 95 percent vs. Mississippi State as Auburn accumulated 553 yards of offense, including 419 yards on the ground … Graded 95 percent on assignments vs. Arkansas … Finished with a 99 percent grade on assignments with two pancakes and five rodeo blocks vs. Tennessee, helping pave the way for 421 yards of offense … Finished with a 97 percent grade on assignments in 39 plays vs. Western Kentucky … Posted a 97 percent grade and three pancakes vs. Vanderbilt.

2002 Season

Started three games during the season and played in seven total at left oguard … Started and graded 88 percent in 26 plays vs. Louisiana State … Part of the offensive line that earned the Coaches' Offensive Players of the Week honors for the LSU game … Started at left guard vs. Western Carolina and graded 87 percent in 57 plays with two pancakes and two rodeo blocks … Finished with a 86 percent grade in 13 plays vs. Mississippi State.

Injury Report

2001: Bothered by a right knee sprain (right patella subluxation) in November of his high school senior year.

Agility Tests

Combine: 5.6 in the 40-yard dash … 3.17 20-yard dash … 1.89 10-yard dash … Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times … 4.82 20-yard shuttle … 24.5-inch vertical jump … 7.92 three-cone drill.

High School

Attended Westover (Albany, Ga.) High School, playing football for head coach Richard Hodges … Competed as a two-way lineman, earning Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 50 and Super Southern 100 honors as a senior … Added Super Prep All-Dixie Team accolades and was rated one of the top 15 players in Georgia by that recruiting service … Was also a Prep Stars All-Southeast Region selection … As a defensive tackle, Reddick finished with 50 tackles, 10 stops for losses and three sacks as a senior … Did not allow a quarterback sack from his left guard position that year … As a junior, he graded higher than 87 percent for blocking consistency on offense and had 20 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles on defense.

Personal

Building Science major, with a minor in Public Administration … Born Troy Stanley Reddick on 12/12/83 … Resides in Albany, Georgia.

 
 

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