2017 NFL Draft Analytics Profile: Haason Reddick as “Off Ball” LB

2017 NFL Draft Profiles  

Haason Reddick

Pursuit Linebacker

Team Temple
Age (On Draft Day) 22.61
Height 6-1
Weight 237
Arm Length 32.75
Hand Size 10.125
Age Percentile 69.37
MSA Rating Score 43.75
Production Percentile 41.20
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 94.25
Speed Score 94.55
Flexibility Score 83.55
Bench 24

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Age Percentile: 54 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs Since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 54 Percentile or Higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
No All-Pro and Pro Bowl MSA Rating Score: 84.22 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an MSA Rating score of 84.22 or Higher
No Starter MSA Rating Score: 50.10 or Higher 91.2% of Multiple 64 Start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class had an MSA Rating score of 50.10 or higher
No All-Pro Solo Tackle MS Production: 90 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 90 or Higher Percentile of Solo Tackle Market Share Production
No Pro Bowl Solo Tackle MS Production: 77 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 77 or Higher Percentile of Solo Tackle Market Share Production
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Height: 6-1 or Taller 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-1 or Taller
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Arm Length: 31’’ or Longer 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 31’’ or longer Arm Length
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Hand Size: 8 3/4’’ or Bigger 100% of Multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 8 3/4’’ or Bigger
Yes All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 83.15 or higher 83% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 83.15 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 65 or higher 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 65 or higher
Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 8.96 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had an explosive lower body strength score of 8.96 or higher
Yes All-Pro Speed Score: 77.27 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 77.27 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 64.08 or higher 83% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of
Yes Starter Speed Score: 6.45 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a speed score of 6.45 or higher
Yes All-Pro Flexibility Score: 77.27 or higher 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 77.27 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 61.21 or higher 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 61.21 or higher
Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 1.72 or higher 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had a flexibility score of 1.72 or higher
Yes All-Pro Bench: 22 or more reps 100% of multiple All-Pro LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 22 or more bench reps
Yes Pro Bowl Bench:  17 or more reps 100% of multiple Pro Bowl LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 17 or more bench reps
Yes Starter Bench:  15 or more reps 100% of 64 start or more LBs since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 15 or more bench reps

*MSA Rating: The average score of a prospect’s market share production, strength of schedule and age percentile scores

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

 

Metric Analysis: Haason Reddick does not have a risk-free profile at pursuit linebacker. His profile at Edge as a 4-3 Sam is where his data traits make the most sense in projection. At LB, he has elite explosiveness and speed with the right size. However, he does not have the type of solo tackle market share indicative of a Pro Bowl or All-Pro linebackers. Players with Reddick’s athleticism and solo tackle production are DeAndre Levy, Bruce Carter, Jameel McClain, Philip Wheeler, Scott Fujita, Will Witherspoon and Manny Lawson.

Those are positive outcomes, but none of those players became elite. So, while Reddick has the profile on the surface of an elite pursuit linebacker. And Reddick can learn the nuances of the position. It’s just not easy to become elite at the pursuit linebacker position as you go. You either are elite, or you are not.

 

In Reddick’s case, he can become a pursuit linebacker. But the position that will maximize his potential. Fulfill the promise he showed at Temple is at Edge. And there’s no getting around the fact. That projecting Reddick to pursuit linebacker is the equivalent of clipping a wing off a bird and then asking it to fly.

ATH Comp: Justin Durant

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