Biography: "All-Conference selection as a senior, when he totaled 47/10/6.5. Junior numbers included 23/5/2, when he struggled through the season with an ankle injury. Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and posted 37/9.5/8."
Positives: "Fierce, dependable defender with ability at a variety of positions. Intense, goes hard, and attacks assignments. Plays with consistent knee bend, holds his ground, and is fluid moving in every direction of the field. Plays with good pad level, effectively uses his hands, and gets a lot of force moving into the backfield. Plays with good balance, shows a lot of quickness and fast off the edge. Rarely off his feet and positions himself to make plays on the ball."
Negatives: Lacks bulk and gets out-positioned by blockers. Slightly stiff and does not display the ability to quickly alter his angle of attack without losing momentum. Average production throughout his college career.
Analysis: Reed is a competitive defender who brings a great combination of hustle and physical skill to the game. He possesses the ability to line up in a three-point stance for a conventional defense or can stand up over linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. Reed possesses the ability to be a productive NFL defender once he learns the nuances of the game. Reed's attitude and approach will be loved by coaches at the next level.
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