Position:S Class: Sr School:
Troy St. Conference:
I-A Ind. Ht., Wt.: 5'10, 185 40 Time: 4.51 Grade: 3.24
BIO: Three-year starter who totaled 65/1/13 as a senior. Suffered a season-ending knee injury after the first game of the 2002 season and underwent surgery. Defensive numbers were 57/6/13 as a junior in 2001.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive back with top cover skills and the versatility to be used at safety or cornerback. Keeps the action in front of him, displays an explosive burst of closing speed and takes good angles to the play. Goes hard sideline-to-sideline, never out of position in pass coverage and makes a lot of plays on the football. Fluid hips and loses nothing in transition.
NEGATIVES: Plays the ball rather than the man, which results in disaster. Timid and seemingly shies away from physical contact. Durability is a question. Possessing the athleticism and skills to play in the NFL, Reed could be a productive nickel back at the next level. Must become more physical if he wants a long career at the next level.
ANALYSIS: Possessing the athleticism and skills to play in the NFL, Reed could be a prime nickel back at the next level. Medically must be cleared to play and needs to quickly turn up the physical intensity of his game if he wants a long career at the next level.