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In a poll of NFL evaluators conducted by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick was named the No. 1 4-3 OLB prospect in the class.

In a similar poll about 3-4 ILBs, however, Reddick finished No. 4 behind Reuben Foster, Jarrad Davis and Zach Cunningham. "There’s a lot of hypothesizing going on with [Reddick]," said one evaluator. "I don’t like to do that with kids. The Senior Bowl put him where he is now in the first round but I never saw that on tape. He’s the real enigma in the draft." Reddick, a former walk-on CB, moved to S early in his career and eventually to DL. "For his size I could see somebody taking him and saying, ‘On run downs we’re going to get you off the ball, and then on third down move you outside and let you rush,’" an AFC evaluator said. "Who’s been able to do that? I can’t think of any." The Senior Bowl was key for Reddick, because many evaluators didn't completely trust his production at Temple. "Those offensive linemen in the American Athletic Conference that Reddick went against are not worth a (expletive)," one personnel man said.
Apr 26 - 1:58 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein believes there is a "0% chance" that Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick falls to the Texans at No. 25.

There is probably a better chance of Reddick being selected within the first 10 picks than there is of him sliding into the 20's. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah went so far as to say that the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has a "good chance" of being a top-10 selection. He is vying with Reuben Foster to be the first linebacker drafted on Thursday. Reddick's draft process has been dynamite in all aspects.
Apr 24 - 1:47 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel called Temple OL Dion Dawkins "a big mauler."

"He’s got some power and tries to finish you," said the scout, who proceeded to offer up a few bullet points: "He has some edge issues. Not going to be a great second-level guy. Not a bad athlete. Love his length." Another scout questioned his Wonderlic result (we see no need to post the exact number beyond gossip's sake), saying that it "will hold him back a little bit." That same scout believes that the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder has the ability to work his way in as a starter early, though, calling him "a big, square dude that I can see walking in and starting Day One."
Apr 22 - 3:59 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believes that "there's a good chance" Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick is drafted within the first 10 picks.

"I can't recall a prospect having a better postseason run than [Reddick]," Jeremiah gushed. "He was the most dominant player at the Senior Bowl and he followed that up with an excellent NFL Scouting Combine and pro day performance. The hype train hasn't slowed down." Not only has the hype train continued to chug steadily along, it might actually be accelerating. The uncertainty surrounding Alabama LB Reuben Foster, who just hasn't been able to get of his own way over the last few months, has probably helped Reddick in his ascension.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 22 - 3:32 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick to Cleveland Browns LB Jamie Collins.

"Similar to Reddick, Collins is an elite athlete capable of producing in all three phases of defense. Also like Reddick, tackling is Collins’ single biggest issue (50 combined misses in the past three seasons)," writes the PFF analysis team. They refer to the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Temple standout as "a scheme-independent player," one who "shows the instincts, speed and change of direction to help on coverage drops." With Alabama LB Reuben Foster putting in a dismal evaluation process, Reddick has a chance to be the first linebacker off the board come Day 1 on Thursday.
Apr 22 - 2:09 PM

Temple QB P.J. Walker visited the Packers, Bills and Giants, according to Aaron Wilson.

Walker has his fans in the draft community despite not attending an all star game and producing an overall quiet process. Walker will likely be viewed as a late round prospect or undrafted free agent, similar to Trevor Siemian coming out of Northwestern.
Apr 17 - 8:35 AM

Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick has visited the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins have a major need at linebacker, and Reddick is an explosive athlete who fits in any scheme and can play multiple positions because he's equally adept at rushing the passer and dropping into open space in coverage. The 6-foot-2, 237-pounder tore up the NFL Combine with a broad jump of 11-foot-1 and a 40-yard dash of 4.52 seconds. Reddick very well may be gone by the time Washington comes up at No. 17. In fact, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein slotted Reddick No. 5 to the Titans in a mock draft late last month.
Source: NFL Network
Apr 10 - 4:36 PM

The Dallas Cowboys conducted a private workout last week for Temple RB Jahad Thomas.

Thomas is a Day 3 prospect who was a second-team all-conference selection this past season. The 5-foot-8, 192-pounder is on the small side, and he isn't fast (4.68s forty), but he's highly versatile both as a receiver out of the backfield and as a kick returner. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Thomas to New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy and wrote that Thomas' "ability to operate from the slot and as a jet-sweep runner" could make him "an interesting toy for a creative play-caller."
Apr 3 - 2:57 PM

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein projected Temple LB/EDGE Haason Reddick to go off the board at No. 5 to the Titans.

No prospect has improved their evaluation more during the process than Reddick. He fits in every scheme thanks to his pass rushing skill and comfort in open space when dropping into coverage. He can bend while turning the corner and close thanks to great athleticism. He could be the first off-ball linebacker off the board, or one of the top three edge rushers off the board.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 11:32 AM

An area scout for an NFC team said that Temple RB Jahad Thomas "[will] get drafted based on his roster flexibility more than anything."

"He's a player who fits very specific needs so it's hard to tell where he might go. If you want a player who can return kicks, catch some passes and be a third or fourth running back, he gives that. I think he's tough enough to play," the scout said. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares the 5-foot-8, 192-pounder to New Orleans Saints RB Marcus Murphy and writes that "[w]ith his ability to operate from the slot and as a jet-sweep runner, he could be an interesting toy for a creative play-caller."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 12:38 PM

Temple hired former Texans WR coach Stan Hixon to serve in the same capacity.

Hixon coached on the Texans' staff from 2014-2015. His last job at the collegiate level came at Penn State, where he worked under then-HC Bill O'Brien from 2012-2013. This hiring presumably ends a somewhat rocky ride for the Owls when it comes to their wideouts coaching search. Temple's two previous hires at the position this offseason both subsequently jumped for other jobs.
Source: philly.com
Mar 17 - 4:52 PM

An NFC pro personnel executive told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein that he would not be surprised to see Temple LB Haason Reddick drafted ahead of Alabama LB Reuben Foster.

"I like Foster a lot and I think he's the better player of the two, but Reddick is bigger than Foster and is a legit rusher on the edge, too," the executive said. "Any time you have someone who can rush the quarterback, they get pushed up the board." While Reddick did check into the Combine at 6-foot-2, 237 pounds (eight pounds heavier than Foster), Zierlein is of the opinion that Foster "plays stronger and heavier than Reddick once they hit the grass." Even if Foster still ultimately lands ahead of Reddick in the draft, the latter prospect has done everything right during the pre-draft process and has clearly worked his way into the first-round conversation.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 4:26 PM

Temple CB Nate Hairston visited the Bills on Thursday.

We know very little of Hairston. He was invited to the NFL Combine, produced a 4.52 forty and a 35.5-inch vertical jump. He did not finish the entire workout. Hairston has 31 inch arms and only emerged as a starter in 2016. His best game was against UConn.
Mar 16 - 9:52 AM

During last Wednesday's pro day, Temple RB Jahad Thomas failed to improve on his 40-yard dash run of 4.62 seconds from the NFL Scouting Combine.

While we often see testing improvements from Combine to pro day, Thomas didn't come close. His fastest run last Wednesday came in at 4.68 seconds (he also put in an even slower 4.69-second dash). In addition to the clear speed questions present, here, the 5-foot-8, 192-pounder also lacks the desired size for NFL work. At best, he might be able to scrape out a role as a third-down back. He caught 69 passes during his time at Temple.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 7:55 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that Temple EDGE/ILB Haason Reddick has "solidified himself as a first round pick."

Reddick took part in Temple's pro day last Wednesday. While he mostly stood on his Combine numbers (a fair enough move given that he crushed the Combine), the 6-foot-2, 237-pounder did re-take the short shuttle and three-cone drill. He ran just a touch slower in the short shuttle (7.01 seconds at the Combine, 7.02 on pro day), but a bit faster in the three-cone drill (4.37 seconds vs. 4.26 seconds). Following the Combine, CBS Sports' Rob Rang mocked Reddick to the Bengals at No. 9. He has been, without caveat, one of the most impressive performers during the pre-draft process.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 5:43 PM


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