STRENGTHS - Reddick is a well built kid that uses his frame well when taking on blockers and using proper leverage to maintain position. He shows great consistency against both the run and the pass with being assignment sound. He has the speed to play sideline to sideline and chase ball carriers down from behind. He shows a nice closing burst when making the tackle and is extremely violent when delivering the hit. He is an above average athlete that is fluid when asked to drop into coverage.
WEAKNESSES - Although he is a solid player, he rarely makes the wow plays that help change games. Instinctually he is limited and gets caught off guard on misdirection and play action, which is when he gets out of position. He struggles to use his hands and will lean on blockers which makes it hard for him to disengage. In coverage he struggles to get proper depth even though he has the speed to drop back and allows TEs to get the seam on him. His more of a straight line player.
SUMMARY - Kevin Reddick has been a key cog to the Tar Heel defense and is one of the more consistent performers. He has the speed and athleticism to develop into a quality starter but will struggle to be a true difference maker on the field. Many of his tackles are clean up plays which helps pad his stats a bit and will need to primarily work out of a 34 set in the NFL. His athletic skills make him a viable player against the run and the pass due to working well in space and chasing down the ball. He will need to improve his hand usage to better get off blocks and be more effective in the run game. As a senior he got off to a slow start but each game he did improve but with his experience, having been an immediate player right out of high school, tends to be a bit of a red flag. He should have had a big senior season instead of easing into it. Overall, Reddick will make a great pick up at the top of the fourth round and be an immediate success on special teams while adding quality depth. He looks as if he will need a season or two to improve on his technique before eventually make his way into the starting line up which keeps him out of the top 3 rounds.