NFL Draft Profile: Defensive End Kris Redding

Stacy Revere

Defensive end Kris Redding is hoping to make his NFL dreams come true.

Pro Day Numbers

6'4" 261 pounds

40 yard dash - 5.03 seconds

Bench press - 26 reps of 225 pounds

Vertical jump - 32.5 inches

Broad jump - 9 feet 6 inches

Shuttle run - 4.55 seconds

Cone drill - 7.48 seconds

College Production

Kris Redding spent four years in the Wake Forest system playing alongside Nikita Whitlock on the defensive line, with most of that time spent as a defensive end in Jim Grobe's 3-4 style defense. Redding played in 41 games as a Demon Deacon and recorded 61 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and four pass deflections.

Strengths

Redding is a fundamentally sound defensive end who would likely be a better fit in a 4-3 scheme than a 3-4. However, since the majority of his time at Wake was spent honing his skills in the 3-4, he was able to focus on trying to control the run gaps, an area which he was productive in particular with Nikita drawing a large number of double teams in the middle of the line. He is very effective at getting his hands up on the outside and disrupting the passing game for out routes and passes going into the flats. He is also a strong player and his 26 reps would have been tied for 5th most at the NFL Combine among defensive ends.

Weaknesses

Redding lacks the ideal speed of a pass rushing defensive end. 40 times are not everything, but his 40 of 5.03 seconds would have been the second slowest at the NFL Combine among defensive ends. He is also slightly underweight for a defensive end in the 3-4 where he would be expected to push through double teams and get into the backfield.

Projected Round

Undrafted free agent

Teams of Best Fit

Teams who are looking to add a rotational player on the outside in a 4-3 may take a look at Redding, and it's likely he will be signed at the conclusion of the NFL Draft.

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