Jalen Redmond Complete NFL Draft Profile (Predictable Play Styles Causes Oklahoma DL to Fall)
Defensive lineman Jalen Redmond saved one of his better performances for his final year at Oklahoma, earning some well-deserved hype ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. When healthy, Redmond is a terrific pass rusher, leaving many wondering if he'll have the same impact at the next level.
Here's everything you need to know about Jalen Redmond heading into the 2023 NFL Draft.
Jalen Redmond Draft Stock & Mock Draft Projections
Los Angeles Chargers
Pro Football Network
Mock draft sources accurate as of 4/19: Sporting News, CBS, Pro Football Network, ESPN.
Projected Draft Round: Round 5 (3), Round 3 (1)
Projected Team: Vikings (2), Chargers (1), Seahawks (1)
Jalen Redmond Scouting Report
Playing 12 games for the first time in his collegiate career, Jalen Redmond made his presence felt on Oklahoma's defensive line this past season. He racked up 23 tackles (10.0 for a loss), four sacks and a career-high four broken-up passes.
Redmond's quickness and high motor help him excel as a pass rusher when needed. He's also great with his hands and finishes his tackles, making him an asset in the run game as well. That's not even mentioning how he's physically gifted, earning rave reviews at the combine.
Having said that, Redmond is sometimes too quick for his own good, occasionally missing his assignment on run plays. He lacks versatility when it comes to his moves, meaning opposing offensive lines know how to ice him out once they've figured out his strategy.
Jalen Redmond NFL Draft Prediction
Although CBS projects Jalen Redmond to be a third-round selection, it's more likely that he'll fall to Day 3. He's a solid defender, but his lack of defensive movies and occasionally poor vision limit his ceiling.
The Chicago Bears would be a good fit for the Oklahoma product. The Bears need help improving the defensive line after recording the fewest sacks while allowing the second-most rushing yards last season. With his ability to clog holes and occasionally join the pass rush, Redmond would help get Chicago trend in the right direction.
With six Day 3 draft picks, the Bears have more than enough capital to take a swing on Redmond.
Prediction: Chicago Bears (Round 5, 136th overall)
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