Two-year starter who earned First Team All-AAC honors in 2016 after ranking third in the nation with 22.5 tackles for loss and second in the AAC with 10.5 sacks while making 65 tackles and forcing three fumbles. Named Honorable Mention All-AAC as a junior with 46 tackles (12.5 for loss), five sacks and one forced fumble. Combined for 38 tackles (11.5 for loss) and three sacks in his first two seasons with the Owls.
Athletic and explosive linebacker moving up boards faster than any player in the draft. Plays with balance, body control and proper pad level. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and is rarely off his feet. Competitive, aggressively takes on blocks and plays with tremendous intensity. Fast up the field, bends off the edge or immediately alters his angle of attack and chases the action in backside pursuit. Instinctive, quickly finds the ball and plays smart football. Productive out of a three-point stance as well as standing over tackle. Displayed continual progress in pass coverage during Senior Bowl week.
Size is a limiting factor and he struggles taking on bigger opponents. Still a bit mechanical and unsteady making plays in reverse.
Entering the season Reddick was not graded by scouts but is now poised to become a first-round selection. He’s an intense pass rusher who makes a lot of plays up the field or in the box and at the same time is developing into a three-down player. He offers possibilities at a variety of linebacker spots in a number of defensive schemes and can also be used as a situational pass rusher out of a three-point stance. If Reddick continues to improve the way he has the past 12 months, expect him to quickly break into a starting lineup at the next level and attain Pro Bowl status.