I trust Mayock more than any other talking head. He had Reid going 21 in his mock draft so he was drafted in the neighborhood he was projected to be drafted in. Any player taken outside the top 15 will have flaws in his game; If he didn't then he would've been taken in the top ten. Seems to me that his deficiencies can be fixed with coaching, he needs to refine his game and the 49er staff will help him do that.
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Not a fan of reid. Hope i am wrong.
Also dont twist it. Im not a fan of him in the FS role. I would be a huge fan of him at SS. Like as mentioned, at FS i give the pick a C, at SS its an A.
lol...I was literally writing what you just said as an edit to my last post...great minds think alike.
Bill Polian called him a cover safety. He's a safety who can cover and hit, but needs to improve consistency in run support. That sounds like a FS, not a SS. Polian has evaluated talent for 30+ years, so he should know what he's talking about. Regardless, those positions are interchangeable in our defensive scheme.
With Woodson saying he would lower his demands to play for the niners (read somewhere last week), I think them drafting Reid could potentially set-up a Woodson signing at close the vet minimum. I mean no one wants him, he's still unsigned. Why not sign him to a vet minimum with incentives especially if we make it to the SB. Woodson can come in and groom Reid for a year or maybe even give him breathers during the season. At this point in Woodsons career, he just wants to make it to the SB before he calls it quits. Niners give him a great chance for that.
I like this pick. Has size and some speed. They can teach him to be a more sure tackler. He look instinctive at the position. I think the Niners moved up and took what the Patriots had wanted. Forcing Belichick to moved out of the first round He looks like Rod Woodson at safety.
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