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[3rd round #68] Justin Reid, Safety, Stanford

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by J.R., Apr 27, 2018.

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Do you like the selection of Justin Reid?

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  1. YES

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  1. Htownballer38

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    Day 1 starter for sure. Damn good pick up by the Texans.
     
  2. Nimo

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    Coach loves Hal. I don't know about starting day one. He can definitely be the 3rd safety. He can also switch to CB to cover nickel
     
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  3. red5rocket

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    Dont see BOB starting a 3rd round rookie early but he will have his opportunity to take over late in the year
     
  4. zeeshan2

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    I think we got a steal with Reid! Hopefully, he comes in with a chip.

    NFL Draft Digest take...

    4 * Justin Reid #8 Stanford 6-0 205 Sp. 4.40
    Hindu Theory: Malcolm Jenkins Rating 85
    Rangy athletic junior really stepped up for the Cardinal over his final two seasons which led to him declaring for the NFL Draft. Earned Pac-12 honors with 1st-team in 2017 and honorable mention in 2016. Earned invitation to the NFL Combine where he performed very well. Long safety with the frame and arms to matchup in coverage. Lacks bulk to be physical vs the run, though he is a consistently effective tackler. Easy movement skills with the agility to slide laterally and make adjustments in coverage with the foot speed to make up ground. Experienced and effective playing the high safety role. Athletic versatile prototype safety and brother of former LSU star and 1st round pick Eric Reid. He mostly played over the slot receiver or in the box for the Cardinal where his quickness, change-of-direction, instincts and awareness helped him be effective in those roles. He has the speed, diagnostic and ball skills though to be a very good free safety prospect. Besides his fine speed, he has fluid hips and instant acceleration. He has big 9 3/4” hands and is able to get off the ground and high point the ball very well. As a run defender, he does not hesitate when closing downhill to get in on the action. Adept at avoiding or playing off blocks and will wrap up and secure the ball carrier with sound textbook tackling. Very mentally aware and can make all the secondary calls. Experienced versatility with time at every corner and safety spot in the Cardinal defense. Very capable in pass coverage with the range and ball skills to become a top NFL free safety. Closing speed to make plays on the ball with intriguing matchup talent vs tight ends. Good vision, reads the QB and routes well with the athleticism to match up in either man-to-man or in zone. Shows fine awareness to recognize routes, anticipates well and displays a fine closing burst to contest the pass at the catch point consistently. Excellent hand-eye coordination to compete well on jump-balls and totaled 6 interceptions with 5 over his final season. His coverage ability could allow him to compete for the dime package day one if he doesn’t win a starting role as a rookie. Will benefit from spending more time in the weight room and building additional core and upper body strength. Also, needs to become more consistent in his tackling technique. In 2017, he started 14 games and totaled 99 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 5 picks, 6 PBU, 1 sack and 2 QB hurries, earning 2nd team Pac-12 honors. In 2016, totaled 57 tackles, 4 TFL, no picks and 7 PBU, earning Pac-12 honorable mention. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’ and 205 lbs. with 31 5/8” arms. He did 16 reps, ran a 4.40 time with an impress 1.52 ten yard split time. Added a 36.5” VL and 10’8” BJ with a 4.15 shuttle and 6.65 three cone with very good positional drills. Centerfielder came on strong over his late career. Fast progress in coverage responsibilities and ball skills with the size and speed to matchup with TEs has raised his stock significantly. Rising top 60 prospect with developing skill set to start early. Fixture to be a three-down defender in a secondary with fine versatility and intangibles. Draft Projection: 2nd Round
     
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    Love the pick. I liked a couple others but this pick i love.
     
  7. cmoak1982

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    Honestly looks like he could be a good corner too, his film he does well in slot
     
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    Incredibly good fortune for Houston for him to fall. The team has had so much difficulty at the position and the Draft Gods made it something they could not screw up.
     
  9. zeeshan2

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    Who’s the one person that disliked this pick???
     
  11. bobrek

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    Andre Hal
     
  12. red5rocket

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    That was great
     
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    Just didn’t like how we went BPA I get that’s what you do in the later rounds but I feel like they where other players who would of been better for need as oppose to just BPA
    Andrews
    Brown
    Quickly come to mind as players who filled more of a need with
    Mathieu
    Hal
    And possibly Kareem playing a more of a safety role didn’t think we needed to go safety. But not questioning Reid’s ability.
     
  17. DonnyMost

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    Kid seems to have serious acceleration and ball skills. The Texans haven't had a good cover safety since... virtually ever. Like another poster said, in this pass heavy league you can't be upset with this pick.

    If he sees a lot of playing time hopefully the veterans in our defense can cover up any youth oriented mistakes he might make. Matthieu is a great tutor for him as well.
     
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    Underrated point here. He’s very familiar with Honey Badger, him playing with Eric at LSU(geaux tigers) and I think Honey Badger will be huge for Justin’s comfort and development
     
  19. Nimo

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    Those guys were still available when the Texans picked again in the 3rd. If they wanted them, they could have had them.
     
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    No I’m not saying you were questioning his ability. Just wanted to know why you didn’t like the pick.

    That’s understandable but I see it as this...

    Deshaun did great with just about the worst oline in the league. Now I don’t think what we did this offseason gives us the best oline but it could be middle of the pack. Which means it should be skit better than what we have.

    On the other hand, Reid has first round talent imo. I believe he slid because teams punished him because if his brother. Better secondary means Deshaun won’t have to out score teams as much. He will make a huge impact right away and should start next to Tyrann.
     
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