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Brooks Reed

Brooks Reed
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

Arizona


College Position: Defensive End
School: Arizona
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 262
Birthdate: 02-28-1987
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (9)
3-4 Linebacker (6)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Houston Texans in the 2nd round with the #10 pick.
With the Texans shifting to a 3-4 under Wade Phillips, the team was in need of some standout pass rushers from the linebacker position. They get one in Reed, who is a high-motor, quick twitch guy in the mold of Clay Matthews. He should fit in well coming off the edge in Houston.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • "Arch" rusher, rounds of pass bockers well.
  • Everybit capable of taking on tackles 1 on 1.
  • Almost impossible to block when he has a head of steam, making him difficult to block with a RB/FB
  • Extremely strong guy in the lower and upper halves of his body. Displays the strength at the point of attack.
  • Great balance, rarely hits the turf.
  • Athletic but extremely raw player, which can be both a plus or a minus. Burst onto the scene in his senior year with 6.5 sacks and 10 TFL.
  • Has excelled at dropping into coverage at Senior Bowl and during conversion drills at combine
  • Good speed and lateral agility 
 

Weaknesses

  • Hands weren't active enough, which lead to only having 6.5 sacks and not reaching double digits.
  • Isn't an explosive first step guy unless he is standing out. Struggles getting out of a 3-point stance quickly.
  • Tends to fly around and overpursue the play.
  • Has the skillset but has little expeirence dropping into coverage, which could slow his transition if he goes to the 3-4. 
  • Seems to be lost in space.
  • Raw player who may need time develop
  • Lacks the size and bulk to play DE in a 4-3

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC South Grades - May 10 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
10 Bold Predictions for Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 29 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive End - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Defense - Feb 17 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
Conference Previews:PAC-10 - Aug 9 (Josh Moellman)

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