I'm not really an Eric Reid hater, and I think he can develop, but I can't help myself from seeing Taylor Mays 2.0.. If you have the time, take a look at this video..
I see a ton of terrible angles, terrible form tackling, and terrible pass coverage.. I'm hoping this can be fixed because he has great athletic ability, but I'm having awful flashbacks to that USC safety... I personally don't think he was worth our 1st and an early 3rd rounder, but I trust the front office and I guess we'll see what he can bring to the table....
Edit: Just to make it clear, the comparison with Mays was simply comparing the potential to be a "bust".. IMO, Reid has one of the highest ceilings out of all players in the draft.. It's just his downside that scares me.. He has the potential to be a better Goldson, but also the floor of being a pretty big bust..
Also, I was not a fan of picking a player with the same skill set as Goldson, and think we would have been better served getting a safety that is more polished in coverage.. But obviously, the coaching staff / front office saw the pass rush as the problem, which I can't argue with..
All in all, I'm excited for Reid's potential, but a little scared that the negatives in his play won't be fixed.. But I guess that can be said for many prospects!
[ Edited by Cooper22 on Apr 30, 2013 at 7:53 PM ]