Jalen Redmond NFL Draft
Jalen Redmond

Jalen Redmond

  • IDL Oklahoma
  • Junior
  • #203
  • 6'2"
  • 279lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big 12

Prospect Summary

Jalen Redmond NFL Draft Scouting Report

IDL, Oklahoma Sooners

A 5-star recruit, Jalen Redmond came to Oklahoma in 2018 as a defensive end around 230 pounds. Throughout his career he added to weight, peaking near 300 pounds, and transitioned to playing on the interior. He started four games in 2019 before opting out of the 2020 season. He continued to start seven games in 2021 and eight in 2022. 

Redmond has flashed his potential where his quickness, power, and motor lead to plenty of disruption. Redmond is explosive off the ball and does well to work into and control gaps. He is powerful throughout his frame to anchor and is rarely moved by single blocks. I really like his contact balance and how he is able to power through blocks. Redmond complements his athleticism and power with a motor that always runs hot. His hands are busy and he showcases a variety of hand techniques to clear blocks. While Oklahoma has tasked Redmond with plenty of two-gapping duties, he projects best as a penetration-style player. That said, he’s proven able to play any technique along the front and even has some appeal as a 5-technique. Redmond has strong play-recognition skills and plays with good control for a player that lives on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage.

For all the promise Redmond has shown, his resume is lacking and it’s fair to say he never turned into a consistently dominant starter. While Redmond has played a high percentage of snaps in some games, we have yet to see him put an entire season together. While I don’t doubt Redmond’s ability to get to an ideal weight (up or down), he is a bit of a tweener. Redmond would benefit from playing with more consistent leverage and he has some tendencies to play tall. That inconsistent leverage takes him out of some reps and eliminates him when faced with double teams. Redmond will turn 24 in March of 2023 and was arrested for DUI in August of 2020. 

Redmond is a player with untapped potential and plenty of appeal as a penetration-style three-technique at the next level. For an up-the-field defense, Redmond has the makings of a quality rotational defender that could develop into a starter with improved consistency. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Penetration skills
  • Motor
  • Developmental appeal 

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • College underachiever
  • Highly inconsistent leverage
  • Age and lack of playing weight stabilization

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 2”

Weight: 291 lbs

Arm Length: 32 5/8”

Hand Size: 10 1/8”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 4.81s

Vertical Jump: 34.5”

Broad Jump: 9′ 8”

Short-Shuttle: 4.51s

Three-Cone: 7.30s

Bench Reps: 27 reps

Ideal Role: Rotational B-gap defender

Scheme Fit: Penetration-style front  

Prospect Comparison: Byron Cowart (2019 NFL Draft)  

TDN Consensus Grade: 72.00/100 (Fourth-Round Value)

  • Marino Grade: 72.00/100

Written By: Joe Marino

Exposures: Oregon (2021), Baylor (2021), Nebraska (2021), TCU (2022), Kansas State (2022), Texas Tech (2022)

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