49ers get their safety after trading up
April 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM • Comments
LSU safety Eric Reid was an increasingly popular projection to the San Francisco 49ers as the 2013 NFL mock drafts piled up late this week.The assumption was that the 49ers might get him at No. 31. But with New Orleans taking safety Kenny Vaccaro at No. 15, the 49ers put their considerable draft capital to use. They traded up to No. 18 and selected Reid in that spot, filling a need created when the team allowed Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson to leave in free agency.