The San Francisco 49ers identified Eric Reid as the player that they were going to get to replace Dashon Goldson. There are a few differing opinions on Reid but Trent Baalke and the 49ers’ scouting team had him directly in the cross hairs. The safety position had to be addressed and the 49ers feel that they hit a home run by drafting the high character player from LSU.
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Some people showed a degree of concern over how few interceptions Reid accumulated in his last year at LSU. He only had two interceptions in the 2012 season, however many people overlooked the fact that he had seven pass breakups. The only safety that was selected before Reid was Kenny Vaccaro and he only had two interceptions. Vaccaro also had seven pass breakups.
Reid was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association...