Brooks Reed Scouting Report

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Brooks Reed Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Pac12
School: Arizona Wildcats
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #42
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 263 lbs.
Drafted 2.10 in 2011 by HOU

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.68
Vertical jump30.5
Broad jump9'5
Three-cone drill7.11
20-yard shuttle4.28

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona

Arguably no player got more out of the NFL combine than Arizona's Brooks Reed. He ran an impressive 4.65 second 40-yard dash and showed a superb burst of speed. Reed's road to the NFL has been a long one. Back in 2007, after redshirting in 2006, Reed barely saw any playing time for the Wildcats. By 2008 he was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention honoree and led Arizona in sacks and added 9.5 tackles-for-loss.

Reed started off strong again as an upperclassman in 2009, but missed some time with an ankle injury. He only missed a few games, but his numbers took a hit. Reed started getting into the backfield more consistently as a senior. On the year he tallied a career high 47 tackles, including 10.0 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks.

Reed's impressive showing at the NFL combine has him quickly moving up draft boards. Widely considered a mid-round selection previously, Reed is now a pretty safe second round pick. At the worst, due to the depth at the end and rush linebacker position, Reed could fall to the third round. Reed was labeled as a tweener and nobody really knew if he was a defensive end in a 4-3 or an outside linebacker in a 3-4. He proved at the combine that he could be very successful at either position.

Last Updated Mar-15-2011 by Joel Welser

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