Does anyone think he's alleviated his concerns enough to be in contention at 11? He was a fringe first rounder before today but has looked really athletic today. Talk is that he's in contention for the middle of the 1st round but he seems like a good candidate to have a Beasley like impact for us. He's gonna go lower than Beasley due to competition but he seems to show a similar skill set. He is probably one of the highest ceiling pass rush prospects without medical/character red flags that will be available at 11.
Can not take that he is good physically and athletically. He plays coverage well thats a huge plus, but a huge down side I've noticed just watching one of his games is he plays with very or little no technique when playing Pass Rush D end. He tries to use straight speed alone to beat the tackle. A decent tackle with a decent kick slide will beat him from the play most of the time.
I think with the right coaching he could be a stud, but we have to recognize what the Saints are right now. These athletic dynamos that have elite upside but need severe technique molding to reach their potential have constantly flamed out in bad defensive systems. The Saints are a bad defensive system right now. It's easy to look at natural ability and say, "man this guy could be special" but if you think about it in terms of "can the Saints staff make him special?" I'd say I'm not at all comfortable with that. IMO the Saints should look for polished prospects on the defensive side, and put those guys in a position to run a technically sound and cohesive unit, even at the expense of some athletic deficiencies. Give me a Raekwon McMillan or Anthony Walker over Reddick.