Originally posted by captain_planet:
Isn't Reid known as a hard-hitting sure tackler who's great against the run but questionable at best in coverage and lacks ball skills?
Isn't that exactly what we already have in Whitner?
Do not want Reid.
Cyprien, Rambo, or Thomas please.
Eric Reid: Tall, long safety with a solid overall build that is still getting stronger. All-around defender who can play the run and pass. Flashes excellent closing speed, pummels receivers after the catch when coming downhill and can get into the backfield if smelling out the play after the snap. Has length and attitude to wrap up ballcarriers in the open field. Brings power into cut tackles, lowering his shoulder to stop running backs cold. Also lays the wood over the middle, putting a shoulder into their midsection. Gets physical with receivers attempting to block him in the run game. Has athleticism to handle tight ends in the passing game. Possesses the height, vertical and competitive nature to win jump balls. Good enough hands to take advantage of poor throws, will undercut receivers and can catch the ball away from his frame.
You might want to watch game tape as well