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Welcome Newest 49er S Eric Reid

Reid essentially is Goldson redux with more potential. I don't see how you can hate on the pick. He's a quality player, lots of experience playing for one of the top defenses in college football. He's a gamer, an aggressive safety, hard hitter and is better in coverage than he's given credit for.
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he can play the run and pass which is something goldson could not do and we did not give up any of our second rounders. what is to hate? it fills a crying need, he is nfl ready and i hope this takes care of the charles woodson blather. i think if we get another safety later, we can really bury the charles woodson blather. good pick and we kept our second rounders,,, the way our team is set up, we can afford maybe 5 rookies
tomorrow is gonna be awesome
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
I would now take phillip thomas in the second nd move reid to SS.
Draft Phillip thomas and move reid to FS and i will be more happy with it.
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Love this guy. I was hoping they would walk away with Reid and Ertz with the first two picks. Looks like it is still possible.

I would love those picks, but I think they are going D line next.
Originally posted by LambdaChi49:
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Everyone hated the Aldon Smith pick too.

Exactly. This place is so predictable. Same s**t every year. "WTF DOOD BAALKE WUT R U DOOOOING!!?!?!"

End of the season: "Wow Reid grabbed 6 int, 5 FF, and is defensive ROY...Baalke is teh man dood! "

Exactly.
Dude showed up with his daughter...character...gold star. He's a Niner!
@LATimesfarmer: Lots of teams loved Reid and had fingers crossed he would slide. Oops.
Originally posted by Wrathman:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Love this guy. I was hoping they would walk away with Reid and Ertz with the first two picks. Looks like it is still possible.

I would love those picks, but I think they are going D line next.

Those were my first two picks.
Originally posted by notsoempty86:
Playmaker from an sec defense.... I'll take it.

In baalke we trust.

Not just a SEC defense, one of the best defenses in the country!
Originally posted by Ballistic:
#TheLumberCo.

back in business

Reid can definitely lay the wood!

Not mad at this pick at all.

We just got our new starting FS and only had to give up a 3rd to do it.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Reid essentially is Goldson redux with more potential. I don't see how you can hate on the pick. He's a quality player, lots of experience playing for one of the top defenses in college football. He's a gamer, an aggressive safety, hard hitter and is better in coverage than he's given credit for.
Exactly what I thought. I read one description calling him the most violent hitter in the SEC.
OVERVIEW
It was a no-brainer for Reid, a highly-touted national recruit with an excellent academic record, to commit to LSU. His father is in the school’s athletic hall of fame as an All-American hurdler, winning the NCAA championship in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior in 1987. Eric Reid, Sr. still works on the LSU campus, so his son got to know the facilities and team’s coaches quite well growing up.

That familiarity bred early success for Reid, as he played in all 13 games, got crucial playing time against Alabama (six tackles, one for loss) and got starts in the final three regular season games. And though he didn’t start the team’s bowl win over Texas A&M, he still came through with seven stops and an interception. As a sophomore, Reid started all 12 games in which he played, leaving the Ole Miss game and missing the Arkansas contest with a thigh injury. His team-leading 76 tackles, two interceptions, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles on the year earned him second-team All-SEC honors from league media. Reid continued that momentum into 2012, starting every game while compiling 91 total tackles. He added seven pass breakups to go with two interceptions.
ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS 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.
WEAKNESSES Gets overaggressive at times; will jump on short crossers, opening up the back half of the field, and overrun stretch plays to allow cutback lanes. Not a consistently powerful tackler, and will lunge and miss in the open field as he often fails to break down quickly. Recovery speed will be questioned, might be tough for him to catch NFL receivers if he takes a false step or in the aid of a teammate. Had shoulder surgery after his junior season in high school, though it hasn’t hurt him in college.
NFL COMPARISON Mark Barron
BOTTOM LINE The next SEC safety on which scouts have their eye, Reid brings the size, athleticism, intelligence and toughness to become an impact player in coverage (14 passes defended in the last two seasons) as well as against the run (91 total tackles) at the next level. The junior can get too overaggressive with his angles, but if Reid can rein in the athleticism, he has plenty of range to make plays all over the field.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Reid essentially is Goldson redux with more potential. I don't see how you can hate on the pick. He's a quality player, lots of experience playing for one of the top defenses in college football. He's a gamer, an aggressive safety, hard hitter and is better in coverage than he's given credit for.

Yeah, but Goldson was a third rounder. Swearinger / Phillip Thomas > Reid and we would not have needed to trade away any picks.