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What Do We Have In Brooks Reed?

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He's tied for third (with JJ Watt) with the most sacks per game during post season play over the last ten years for all NFL teams.


He holds the Texan's rookie sack record with Whitney Mercilus.

His 2011 combine 10Yd split time was 1.54, faster than half the RB's and all DE's.

If he can get over his injury, you'll be very pleased.

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I can give you guys a little deep background from the days when I had a tight UofA connection.

Reed walked on at the UofA after receiving no D1 offers. He played his HS ball at Tucson Sabino,which is a southern Arizona powerhouse (though nowhere close to what you Georgia guys would consider a HS powerhouse).

At the end of his freshman year, which was 2007, the coaching staff selected him as the least likely of their freshman prospects to succeed, not because he lacked the tools but because discipline and dedication were a problem. They took him aside and made it clear that he'd have to make a quantum leap to stick with the team the next season. At that point the partying ended and football became his life.

The rest is pretty much history. Reed firmly established himself as a max effort guy for the rest of his college career and it was always evident on the field. I probably saw him first-hand in ten or twelve games. He played hair-on-fire but still in control, with great range and a great motor.


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