Originally written October 31, 2012 on Beyond the Combine:
      HT:      6-2                 WT:     212 YR:      JR                 Pos:      S           Notables: 2011 Rivals.com Second-Team All-American 2011 (AP) Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference 2011 76 tackles, 3 PBUs, 2 FF Pros: Ideal size and length Good not great in man to man coverage, but seems comfortable Very comfortable making plays in the run game Not afraid to hit When he does make his read and commits he is violent and aggressive Plays the spy and cloud in the passing game very well Does a great job make plays on the ball in between the hashes when playing in the middle of the field Cons: Doesn’t seem comfortable in open space when a ball carrier is coming at him or he is going at a ball carrier Although he attacks with aggression, he often waits for the action to come to him Needs to have more range in the passing game Plays too high too often Needs to learn to attack with more control and take smarter angles At times gets lackadaisical when tackling and doesn’t wrap up Needs to work on seeing the quick passes sooner and coming up to make the play quicker Thoughts: When evaluating Reid you see a prospect with amazing natural gifts and a fearless mentality that hasn’t quite learned how to play under control and with discipline consistently for an entire game. The pros that are listed for Reid he does them extremely well, probably better than all safeties that are draft eligible. He seems at his best when he doesn’t have an assignment and you just let him roam and use that violent fearless mentality. I believe Reid could benefit from an additional year in college to brush up on some fundamentals that needs improvement. Overall I believe Reid is still a very raw product which he should not be at this point in his career. Should Reid brush up on his fundamentals he would be more consistent, effective, and an overall better prospect. Watch Reid in action! (Links to his highlights below) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEgw59-FSIM     Related articles Football: Current LSU run shares common thread with 1958-59 dominance No. 3 South Carolina falls to No. 9 LSU, 23-21 Tony Pauline: Joeckel rises, Reid falls in Week 8 games Alabama vs. LSU: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Game Time and More No. 9 LSU rides Hill to upset of No. 3 S. Carolina Ninth-ranked LSU hands No. 3 South Carolina first loss; Hill scores twice
PLAYERS: Eric Reid
TEAMS: LSU Tigers
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