NFL Draft Profiles: Pass Rushers (Part 1)

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Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 302 COLLEGE: Princeton

10 YARD SPLIT: 1.65 BENCH: 20 BROAD: 8’10”

Mike Catapano may be assisting the Chiefs in scouting another Princeton defensive lineman for this year’s draft. Caraun Reid is a solid human who plays bigger than his size. Scouts argue he’s already maxed out his size as a defensive lineman so the potential for him to turn into a 330-pound beast like Nix probably doesn’t exist. Still, Reid shows a good motor and technique as an interior pass rusher and run stopper.

Reid is the kind of guy the Chiefs draft to be a future (or maybe immediate) replacement for Allen Bailey when he becomes a free agent after the 2014 season. He’s a rotational guy who can give you quality snaps and be used in multiple ways. A motivated guy with a motor is a nice thing to bring off the bench for when Poe, Walker, or Mike DeVito need a breather.

Rang on Reid.

"Good first step quickness off the ball and shows surprising development in his pass rush technique, including an effective over-arm swim move, rip and powerful bull rush. Gets his hands up in passing lanes if he isn’t able to get to the quarterback. Flexible athlete. Dips his shoulder to slip under the initial punch of offensive linemen and possesses good core strength and leg drive to force his way through gaps. Bends at the knees, anchoring well to double-teams. Enjoyed a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl and recorded sacks on two consecutive plays during the game, itself."

CBS has Reid as a third or fourth round prospect.