Alabama's Reggie Ragland in Action
*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *
We continue the series with a scouting report of Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland.
Name: Reggie Ragland
Weight: 247 pounds
NFL Network Pro Comparison: E.J. Henderson
Teams who liked what they saw out of the Chargers' own Denzel Perryman last season are likely targeting Alabama's Reggie Ragland.
A thumping tone-setter at inside linebacker, the 6-1, 247-pounder is one of the draft's most physical players. A force against the run as a powerful tackler, he explodes through the smallest of creases to fill the gap as teammates feed off his bone-rattling hits.
Ragland was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and took home numerous All-American honors after leading the Crimson Tide with 97 tackles, 6.5 tackles and six passes defensed last season. Overall, he appeared in 53 games over four seasons and is regarded as a throwback linebacker in terms of his mentality and skillset. While he has strides to make against the pass, Ragland has the ability to transform a defense based on his physical nature alone.
40-Yard Dash:4.72 seconds
Vertical Jump: 31.5 inches
Broad Jump: 116.0 inches
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