From now until the 2023 NFL Draft, we will to scout and create profiles for as many prospects as possible, examining their strengths, weaknesses, and what they can bring to an NFL franchise. These players could be potential top-10 picks, all the way down to Day 3 selections, and priority undrafted free agents. Today we’ll be profiling Louisville Offensive Lineman Trevor Reid.
#70 TREVOR REID, OT, LOUISVILLE (SR.) 6041, 311 LBS.
East-West Shrine Bowl invite
|Player||Ht/Wt||Hand size||Arm Length||Wingspan|
|Trevor Reid||6041 / 311||9″||34 5/8″||84 1/4″|
|40 Yard Dash||10 Yard Dash||Short Shuttle||3-Cone|
|Broad Jump||Vertical||Bench Press|
— Athletically gifted with nice footspeed and burst
— Hip burst to cover short area quickly and get himself positioned into a block
— Moments of quality play that offer possible high upside
— Adequate length and experience while just 21 years old on draft day
— Flashes of nice hand strength and punch power
— Projects well inside if playing tackle doesn’t work for him
— Special teams experience
— Project player with a ton of development still needed in his game
— Footwork is sloppy, struggling to stay squared on his assignment
— Anchor consistently gets taken advantage of, leaving Reid off-base or in the dirt
— Struggles to identify targets in open space and ends up looking lost
— Plays too straight up in his blocks sacrificing leverage
— Hands are generally wide and inconsistent
— Birthday is June 17th, 2001 (21 years old)
— Arrived at Louisville as the Number 6 JUCO Offensive Tackle in the nation from Georgia Military College
— 25 career starts at Louisville
— Helped contribute to a Louisville offense that averaged 406.5 yards per game and 26.92 points per game
— Has some impressive gymnastics abilities
Let’s start with a bit of a warning: Trevor Reid is a project. You have to squint your eyes for in order to see the beauty, so there are a lot of rough moments. Here against Wake Forest Reid is in a double-team situation and pretty much gets tossed aside by the defender and has little to no impact on the play. The pocket is collapsed as a result.
Later in the game is a decent flash of athleticism from Reid. He clearly struggles to match the speed on the outside with proper footwork so it results in him turning and running. There are still solid flashes of speed in this play, and honestly the initial drop isn’t too bad just an effective speed rush by the edge defender. Reid recovers okay, allowing Cunningham to step up and get a clean throw.
Reid, here against Boston College, has a rough play. He struggles to pick up the defender as he braces for… no one. While this breakdown may feel like it’s picking on Reid, this is genuinely an accurate overview of his film. There are a lot of rough moments that will need to be cleaned up before Reid can make an impact on the line.
Reid has a solid start to this play, matching the footwork on the outside but he gives up his chest too easily. He gets worked back into losing his anchor and dropping his hands as a result. Reid has a tremendous base-strength issue that will need major reworking for the next level in order for him to have a chance.
Here’s a quality rep. Reid gets nice punch at the point of attack and mirrors his defender well in order to keep him away from the football. Reid gives up his chest late in the play, which can’t happen, but the flash is important! We’ll give it to him for the solid play.
The quickness here out of his snap and over into the other lane is what is important here for Reid. He does an excellent job working laterally on the play and getting himself positioned to make a block and take the defender out of the play completely. He doesn’t, as his lack of play strength gets him worked back to the football. That results in his matchup getting the tackle, but the quickness and lateral mobility are no doubt impressive and something with which coaches can work.
I hate to keep criticizing so much on positive plays for Reid but on this snap, his footwork is an absolute mess. However, he shows some nice ability with a great chop move that apparently had a lot of pop as it breaks his defender’s engage and sends him to the ground. Reid needs to do better squaring up in reps like this. His leverage is rough, but the flash of powerful hands is very intriguing and adds an element to what Reid could be.
Last play for Reid here and it’s another situation of being lost in space. This is the bowl game so the trick plays are out in full force, but Reid sort of struggles to identify or attempt to put a block out. The play gets off successfully as far as the throw goes downfield, but Reid should’ve been working more to get in position to help get the receiver a cleaner delivery, and instead just stood alone without any impact on the play.
If Trevor Reid were to be compared to an object he would be a ball of clay. There is plenty of potential things that Reid can become but right now he is still very unrefined as a prospect and will need to land in the right spot to ever reach his potential. Reid has way too many technical inconsistencies and a lack of play strength to contribute early on a team, so he will likely have to spend time somewhere on a practice squad before trying to work his way up. For a pro comparison, I think Reid is very similar to Joshua Miles, who is currently on the Atlanta Falcons.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, a guy like Reid could be acquired as a late-round flier for a chance to see what he can become with NFL development and training. Due to need, they likely address offensive tackle earlier than Reid will be justifiable in drafting. Still, the Steelers could look to double up on the position later in the draft, and Reid could be in play in that scenario if the Steelers convince themselves they can turn him into something.
Projection: 6th-7th Round/UDFA
Depot Draft Grade: 6.4 – End of Roster/ Practice Squad (6th-7th Round)
Games Watched: vs Wake Forest (2022), at Boston College (2022), vs Cincinnati (2022)