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Jarran Reed Selected 49th Overall In The 2016 NFL Draft

NFL: Jarran Reed

With the 49th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks  have selected Defensive Tackle Jarran Reed from University of Alabama.

Standing 6’2″ and weighing in at 307 pounds, this 23-year-old comes into the NFL after finishing an illustrious career with the Crimson Tide. He went to Hargrave Military Academy and East Mississippi Community College before stepping foot on University of Alabamas campus.  It’s been a long journey , where hard work has paid off. He signed with Alabama in 2014 and started the final 13 games and tallied 55 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack. He returned for his senior season and racked up 57 tackles , 4.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack.

Jarran is played at nose tackle in Alabama‘s 3-4 defense but is a supreme, two-gapping defensive force. He can basically play in any scheme asked of him. Reed is a disruptive, immovable object at the point of attack and is physical and uses his vision well to see through blocks. He has great anticipation and awareness, which are two rarely honed traits.

Although he is a sound run-stopper, he lacks a pass rushing burst. Jarran can at times tire out in pursuit. He very seldom did he stand up at the snap, which negates his two-gap ability. His off-the-field decision-making needs improvement. He had a DUI arrest (July 2014).

Reed is sound at the point of attack and will thrive on the next level.  He has potential to succeed with the Seahawks and should be an immediate help as a run-stuffing, three-down defensive tackle.

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