Justin Reid Draft Profile

Justin Reid draft profile

Strengths:

  • Versatile
  • High football IQ
  • Play recognition
  • Solid tackler
  • Speed
  • Ball skills
  • Challenges high point of ball

Analysis: Justin Reid is a highly intelligent football player, similar to his brother Eric (San Francisco 49ers). His football IQ is off the charts and that helps him in his versatility on the football field. He plays with rapid response to motion and formation shifts. Rarely caught out of position. Shows ability to excel up top or near the box. Able to line up over the top of slots and drag tight ends around the field as well. Stays deeper than deepest from single high coverage. Works with NFL-caliber recognition to reaction time. Has speed and anticipation to range over top and challenge the catch. Impressive ball skills. He can go up and physically battle at catch points. Eludes blockers in space. Tough enough for box duties. Runs the alley and smothers running backs. Reliable wrap and drag tackler.

Weaknesses:

  • Rigid backpedal
  • Can’t hang with quick/fast receivers in coverage
  • Gambler
  • Inconsistent angles
  • Balance

Analysis: As mentioned above, Justin Reid starts further back than most free safeties and I believe that is due to his rigid backpedal, not a fluid motion and difficult to gain ground. Gets behind in coverage on crossing routes. Grabby at the top of the route rather than trusting the technique. Willingness to gamble with his eyes can lead to big-play opportunities for offense. Play-fakes can bait him early in the play. Downhill angles on the throw are a little inconsistent. He comes in too hot as a tackler, missing opportunities. He needs to improve ability coming to balance to avoid misses on the next level.

What the experts say: “There aren’t too many issues in his game. If he tests well he could sneak into the back half of the first is my guess. He’s better in coverage than his brother.” — NFC General Manager

Size: 6’1 204lbs

Draft Rank: No.3 Safety

NFL Comparison: Eric Reid

Draft Projection: Round 2

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