As 49ers.com runs down the list of top prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft, we continue our "Meet the Prospect" series with a disruptive run-stopper, Alabama defensive tackle Jarran Reed.The Basics
We've already covered a few of the top interior defensive linemen in this year's draft class: Louisville's Sheldon Rankins and fellow Crimson Tide alum A’Shawn Robinson to name a few. Reed is ranked similarly to those two, and all three have first-round grades. Whichever prospect goes first on April 28 will have more to do with the preference of the team making the pick rather than one prospect being a clear-cut favorite. NFL Media's Mike Mayock has Reed ranked second out of the three defensive linemen, with all of them behind Oregon's DeForest Buckner.
In two seasons as one of the anchors of Alabama's defense, Reed racked up 111 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and two sacks. Reed was an All-SEC honorable mention in 2014 and earned Second-Team All-SEC honors as a senior in 2015. His 57 tackles last season ranked fourth on the Crimson Tide defense. Reed also added two pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery in 2015.Measurables
Arm length: 33 3/8 inches
Hand Size: 10 1/2 inchesNFL.com Pro Comparison
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.Best College Game
Reed was a consistent force against Georgia in 2015. The defensive lineman tied for the team-lead in stops with eight tackles. Reed helped limit the Bulldogs to 299 yards of offense, which was nearly 200 yards below Georgia's season average.Combine Statistics
40-yard dash: 5.21 seconds
Vertical jump: 31 inches
Broad jump: 104 inches
3 cone drill: 7.77 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.75 seconds Mock Draft Connections
CBS Sports Rob Rang – No. 17 overall pick (Atlanta Falcons)
NFL Media's Bucky Brooks – No. 19 overall pick (Buffalo Bills)
NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah – No. 21 overall pick (Washington)What the Media is Saying…
"He displays terrific sense perception to feel moving bodies around him, muddying the middle of the line and forcing offenses to run outside the hashes. As a tackler, he looks to punish the ball-carrier, driving his hips and finishing through the whistle." – CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler
"Reed occupies multiple blockers and plugs rushing lanes better than any interior lineman in this draft. He showed the ability to beat double- and triple-teams on multiple occasions at the Senior Bowl. Reed's pass-rushing skills leave a lot to be desired; he's not a threat to penetrate with first-step quickness and he shows a limited array of pass-rush moves. But he did improve in this area, registering eight QB hurries in his final season at Alabama." – ESPN’s Todd McShayFun Fact
Reed was a junior college star before making his way to Tuscaloosa, Ala. Reed joined the Crimson Tide roster as one of the top JuCo defensive linemen in the country and even won an NJCAA national championship at East Mississippi Community College. When it came time to transfer, Reed chose Alabama over Ole Miss and Florida.Must-see Video
Reed was a standout at the 2016 Reeses Senior Bowl. Here's one of his top highlights.
Reed recently shared a picture of his newborn daughter, Jacey K. Reed.