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
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.
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.
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.
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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