Data Scout Notes: 2014: PLott/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...2013: 2ndC/1stM...2012: NA
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06/16/14 - Texas' top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. DE Cedric Reed, Senior...Texas' top returning pass rusher, Reed tallied 10 sacks and 19 tackles for loss last season, taking home Second Team All-Big 12 honors. He passes the eye test and is well-built from head to toe, but he doesn't play as powerful or physical as he looks and needs to play up to his size. Reed is too easily slowed and controlled by single blockers and lacks the upper body functional strength and nasty attitude to create much separation between him and offensive linemen.
He is at his best when he keeps his pads low and uses his length to attack the chest of blockers, but he isn't overly fluid, showing some clear hip and joint tightness. Reed has the size, motor and football character that have landed him in some way too early first round mock drafts, but he needs to improve his bland pass rush arsenal and continue to get stronger to come anywhere close to a first round grade next spring. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
05/22/14 - 2014 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: Cedric Reed, DE, Texas...has been selected one of 42 nominees for the 2014 Lott IMPACT Trophy. Now in its 11th year, the Lott IMPACT Trophy goes to the college football defensive player who has the biggest IMPACT on his team both on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. - The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation
01/10/14 - Three Longhorns return for senior seasons...University of Texas juniors DE Cedric Reed, DB Quandre Diggs and RB Malcolm Brown will forego early entry into the NFL Draft and return to Texas for their senior seasons, they each announced Thursday. A first-team All-Big 12 honoree in 2013, Reed had his best season as a Longhorn, starting all 13 games while leading the team with five forced fumbles. He ranked second on the team with 10 sacks, 19 TFL, and 16 pressures to go along with 79 tackles and two fumble recoveries. He combined with Jackson Jeffcoat to make Texas the only school in the FBS to have two players post double-digit sacks. Reed was also one of only two players in the FBS with at least 5.0 sacks, four pass breakups and five forced fumbles during the season (Khalil Mack, Buffalo).
"After talking to my family and friends, I think it's in my best interest to come back next year and help my teammates and the coaching staff keep building the program," Reed said. "I think I can fit into Coach Strong's scheme well, and I'm looking forward to having a great senior year under him, while I can also finish my degree." Reed has played in 39 career games with 19 starts, amassing 128 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 27 tackles for loss, 29 pressures, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. "Coach Strong is a very passionate guy who knows a lot about football and knows a lot about the game," Reed said. "He wants to build on everything we have here, and I want to be a part of that as a senior." - Texas football
12/12/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Cedric Reed, Texas, Jr., Cleveland, Texas/Cleveland...Reed is tied for second on the team in tackles (75) and second in both tackles for loss (18) and sacks (9.0). He leads the team in forced fumbles (4) and also has four pass breakups. The junior is one of only four players in the FBS with at least 6.0 sacks, four pass breakups and four forced fumbles this season (also Khalil Mack, Buffalo; Vic Beasley, Clemson; Ryan Mueller, Kansas State). - Texas football
12/12/13 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM: Defensive line Cedric Reed, Texas, 6-6, 258, Jr., Cleveland, Texas.,...Reed had an outstanding season, finishing tied for second on the team in tackles (75) and second in both tackles for loss (18) and sacks (9.0). He leads the team in forced fumbles (4) and also has four pass breakups. The junior is one of only four players in the FBS with at least 6.0 sacks, four pass breakups and four forced fumbles this season (also Khalil Mack, Buffalo; Vic Beasley, Clemson; Ryan Mueller, Kansas State). - Texas football