Another UB Bull will be trying out with an NFL team this month as Adam Redden has been invited to camp with the New Orleans Saints.
Redden came to UB as a receiver, was moved to a defensive back, then to a linebacker, and then back to the safety position. Through it all Redden's athleticism made him an impact player on defense. This season Redden was near the top of UB's stat books in sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles. Those are also categories where Redden moved into the top 15 all time for the Bulls.
John McWhinnie compared Redden to Cardinals rookie safety Bucannon.
Redden has the speed to blitz off the edge and track down an opposing quarterback, while having the strength to completely stonewall ball-carriers in the ground game, and can deliver hard hist to receivers catching crossing routes.
He and both have nearly identical builds, standing at 6-1 and checking in between 206 and 216 pounds. They also have eerliy similar playing styles with Redden having a reputation as one of the hardest hitters in the MAC, and Bucannon was touted for his ability to level ball carriers coming out of Washington State.
Redden becomes the fourth Bull to be invited for a team tryout. Joining him are Andre Davis, Jake Silas, and Trevor Sales. Also new to the NFL this season is Kristjan Sokoli, who was drafted in the 6th round by Seattle.
At his pro day Redden put up 17 reps, a 37 inch vertical.