Thursday, April 25, 2013

49ers Select LSU Safety Eric Reid

Safety Eric Reid enticed the 49ers so much they traded up 13 spots to select him 18th overall in Thursday's first-round of the NFL draft.

Coming off their first Super Bowl loss in franchise history, the 49ers needed to find a safety to replace Dashon Goldson, a two-time Pro Bowler who left in free agency for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pros: Big, powerful safety with outstanding range down to linebacker depth, Dynamic tackler. Brings a lot of power to his game as well as a fearless personality.

Cons: Not an optimal pass defender -- more of a box player with some coverage ability in the short to intermediate areas.
What he brings to the team: Physical intimidation.

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