Green Bay Packers draft: Third round players to watch at the NFL Scouting Combine
By Kyle Fellows
Caraun Reid, Defensive Tackle, Princeton
Selecting Reid in the third round could be a bit of a reach at this point. I will confess this. Most scouts have him going in the fourth round. However, take a look at some game tape and his interviews and you will also have to confess that teams could very well fall in love with this talented defensive lineman.
Reid has experience playing in the 4-3 and 3-4 defensive fronts. He does well against double teams with his superior strength and sheds blocks quickly with well-developed hand techniques. His success in double teams projects him well as a nose tackle, but his success when allowed one-on-one opportunities could make all teams salivate at this player’s athleticism. The Packers are rumored to want to get smaller and quicker on the defensive line this offseason. Reid could be a guy they covet in the draft.
Combine Watch: Reid played for Princeton, so the talent he faced is of concern. At the same time, he was not surrounded by talent on his own roster. It goes both ways. NFL scouts will be looking to see if they believe Reid can produce at the next level. Strength drills will be big for Reid. Even more, his overall athleticism will be judged. It is rumored that Reid could run a sub 4.9 in the 40-yard dash. A 300-pound lineman with a time like that would turn heads and potentially move himself into the second day of the draft.