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Jarran Reed to visit Buffalo Bills pre-2016 NFL Draft

Reed profiles as a versatile, dominant run defender, but there are questions about his upside as a pass rusher

Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed, a top prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft, will be making a pre-draft visit with the Buffalo Bills, per a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

You have likely heard Reed's name a bunch this year due to the fact that the Bills, who are likely to address their defensive line early in the draft, have been given Reed in mock drafts on a routine basis.

The 6'3", 307-pound Reed was a two-year starter on Alabama's vaunted defensive line, where he helped front one of the nation's staunchest run defenses while recording 111 tackles (11 for loss) with two sacks in 28 games. He has positional versatility, with the ability to line up over the center or out as a five-technique end, and has been described as a dominant run defender, with the ability to handle double teams. There are concerns about his upside as a pass rusher, but Reed looks like an instant contributor with a long career ahead of him.

Reed's name appears among 17 total in our running list of Bills pre-draft visitors. You can peruse that list, as well as brush up on why it's important to know those names, right here.