Go Joe Bruin concludes our NFL Draft profiles with former UCLA Football OL Alex Redmond.
2016 NFL Drat Profile: Alex Redmond #51 – UCLA
Shows some very nice movement skills. Is a plus run blocker and can get out in space. Stuns pass rushers with a solid punch and then re-anchors.
Communicates well in the stunt game and knows how to pass off rushers. Pulls well and showed versatility by playing center this season. Teams may ultimately look to him to play at center. Plays with a nasty temperament.
The Improvements Needed
In live action Redmond looks really good but on film, especially when I was able to slow it down, I noticed he was consistently one of the last offensive players out of his stance.
Seems heavy footed and although he does stun pass rushers with a good punch, can be beaten inside by pure speed. Lacks girth for the guard positions. May have peaked as a freshman. Missing the bowl game is a major red flag.
Arm Length- 33 ¼”
Hand Size-10 ½”
20 yard shuttle-4.9 secs
Broad Jump- 111”
Started 10 games of the 12 he played in but missed the bowl game after being declared academically ineligible.
NFL Draft Projections
Walterfootball.com-Round 6 Selection #199, Cincinnati Bengals
NFL.com-Round 6 Selection #198, San Diego Chargers
For three years Alex Redmond helped solidify the interior of UCLA’s offensive line but missed perhaps his greatest chance to show scouts what he can do when he was declared ineligible for the bowl game against Nebraska.
He has potential if a team is willing to take a flyer on him but is going to have to prove himself because of his red flag. Would be a solid depth player with the potential to become a starter in a few years.
Final Grade: 6th round.