Hilarious to see some of the preseason musings.
As an LSU fan, Eric Reid is not a very good safety. He can not cover, hi misses tackles, and he would rather go for the highlight hit than actually wrap up ball carrier. Eric Reid is Tebucky Jones of this draft.
I don't know vaccarro. I've seen Reid play a lot. Reid will be a roman harper type safety.
Good in certain schemes exposed in others. IMO he isn't a good fit for the 9ers. He is too much of a box safety. Gohlston was more of a free safety.
I thought Elam was the second best safety.
I liked Cyprien better than Elam or Reid, but Reid was my distant #4 safety
Well...as talented as the Niners are, they are going to start taking huge steps backwards if they keep whiffing on their 1st round picks.
. No it really isn't. He was not a good coverage safety last year. He missed a lot of tackles. In fact you can look directly at the Clemson game and see a microcosm of how bad Reid was last season. I would not have touched Reid in the first round. Good athlete, but so was TeBucky.
Vacarro has a skill set (coverage skills) that Reid doesn't...
Does Eric Reid have a greater ceiling but lower floor than Matt Elam in the NFL? After Vaccaro, which safety projects with greater upside in the NFL, is it Cyprien? Mel Kiper (2:29 PM) Matt Elam I like a little better. Elam in the second and Reid in the third.