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Jarran Kentrel Reed (born December 16, 1992) is an American football defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was selected by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jarran Reed
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Reed with the Seahawks in 2018
No. 91 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-16) December 16, 1992 (age 26)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Goldsboro
(Goldsboro, North Carolina)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2019
Total tackles:144
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Reed attended Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina and graduated in 2011. Due to poor grades, Reed was forced to attend Hargrave Military Academy for a year after he had graduated high school.[1][2]

College careerEdit

Reed attended East Mississippi Community College in 2012 and 2013.[3] Reed helped lead his team to a win in the NJCAA national championship during the 2013 season.[1] In Reed's time with East Mississippi Community College he was credited with 100 career stops, including 10.5 tackles for loss.[3] Prior to 2014, Reed transferred to the University of Alabama.[4][5][6]

During his first year at Alabama, he played in all 14 games and made 13 starts. He recorded 55 tackles and one sack.[7][8] Reed considered entering the 2015 NFL Draft but decided against it and returned to Alabama for his senior year.[9][10] Reed played in all 15 games his senior season and helped lead his team to a CFP national champion victory. He recorded 57 tackles and one sack during his senior season.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 78 in
(1.90 m)
307 lb
(139 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
10 12 in
(0.27 m)
5.21 s 1.80 s 3.02 s 4.75 s 7.77 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
All values from NFL Combine,[11][12]

On April 29, 2016, Reed was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft with the 49th overall selection by the Seattle Seahawks after the team traded their second-, and fourth-round picks (56th, and 124th overall) to the Chicago Bears in order to move up to #49 in order to select Reed.[13] On May 5, 2016, Reed signed a 4-year deal worth $4.889 million overall with a $1.756 million bonus.[14] As a rookie in 2016, Reed played 15 games and finished the year with 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and three passes defended. In the 2018 season, Reed had a breakout year with 10.5 sacks.

Reed was suspended the first six games of the 2019 season for a violation of the personal conduct policy for an incident from early 2017.[15] After the Seahawks traded for Jadeveon Clowney, Reed changed his number to 91. Reed was reinstated from suspension on October 14, 2019, and was activated to the active roster prior to Week 7.[16]


  1. ^ a b c "90 - Jarran Reed". Alabama Athletics. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Wyatt, David (January 9, 2016). "Jarran Reed Scouting Report, DT, Alabama. 2016 NFL Draft". SBNation. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Former EMCC and Alabama standout Jarran Reed picked by Seattle Seahawks in second round of NFL Draft". East Mississippi CC Athletics. May 1, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Bone, Andrew (December 4, 2013). "Alabama lands Jarran Reed, a three-star defensive tackle". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Gribble, Andrew (December 18, 2013). "Four-star JUCO defensive lineman Jarran Reed signs to play at Alabama". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Gribble, Andrew (February 1, 2014). "Junior-college transfer Jarran Reed poised to plug middle of Alabama defensive line". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Paschall, David (August 30, 2015). "Alabama nose tackle Reed Ready for opening assignment". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  8. ^ Zenitz, Matt (August 11, 2015). "Jarran Reed lighter, more confident entering second season with Alabama". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  9. ^ Suttles, Aaron (January 15, 2015). "Reggie Ragland, Jarran Reed will return to Alabama". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Casagrande, Michael (January 15, 2015). "Alabama DL Jarran Reed reportedly returning and what that means for Tide defense". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Jarran Reed". National Football League. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
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  13. ^ Kelly, Danny (April 29, 2016). "NFL Draft Results: Seahawks trade up 7 spots, select Jarran Reed with 2nd round pick, 49 overall". SBNation. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  14. ^ Condotta, Bob (May 5, 2016). "Seahawks' Jarran Reed agrees to terms, first of draft picks officially in". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Patra, Kevin (July 22, 2019). "Seahawks DL Jarran Reed suspended six games".
  16. ^ Boyle, John (October 19, 2019). "Seahawks Add Jarran Reed To 53-Man Roster, Place Will Dissly On Injured Reserve".

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