Top 10 rookie safeties: Is there a next Eric Reid in this year’s NFL draft?

The final position group of our draft preview series, safety has become a hot commodity in large part because of Seattle’s run to a Super Bowl title last season. Earl Thomas became an overnight sensation for the Seahawks, fast enough to stay with the game’s best receivers and physical enough to cover tight ends and lay out running backs — and pulling guards. The 49ers drafted...
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49ers safety Eric Reid plans on changing the way he plays to avoid concussions

49ers rookie safety Eric Reid realizes he has to change the way he plays after suffering two concussions in two months. “This is the NFL,” he said via “Guys are a little bit stronger and little bit bigger than what I’m used to playing, so I might have to adjust the way I play a little bit.” Reid plans on evaluating things differently. “Knowing the type...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Safety Eric Reid growing up fast in 49ers secondary: 'I don't feel like a rookie anymore'

The San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick safety Eric Reid has been productive after filling one of the biggest voids in the team's starting lineup. The 49ers haven't had much of a drop off from former Pro Bowl safety Dashon Goldson who bolted to Tampa Bay. Reid says he's still learning, but he no longer feels like a rookie or playing like one. "I don...
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November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Reid: The Next Generation is Here

  The San Francisco 49ers have officially named Eric Reid the starting free safety for week one and years to come. That’s exactly what Jim Harbaugh and Trent Balkee intended to do with Reid when they drafted him out of Louisiana State University. The 49ers traded down in a deal with the Dallas Cowboys that sent pick 31 of the first round to the Cowboys and the No. 74 overall pick...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Reid will start as a rookie for the 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers announced that rookie safety Eric Reid will start for them right away. “He’s getting better each and every day,” the respected coordinator said. “Overall, he’s just been steady.  He’s grown into the position which has allowed his ability to come through more. He’s tackled well in the games, which is important for us… We think he’ll continue...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers rookie Eric Reid a “front runner” to start at safety

According to Matt Maiocco of, 49ers rookie safety Eric Reid has been solid so far and and is the “front runner” to start at safety. “Eric’s a smart player,” 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said. “He’s diligent. The game’s not too big for him. He’s just going through the normal growing pains of a rookie, learning the system, learning the NFL...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

49ers sign 1st-round pick Eric Reid to 4-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract. With Tuesday's announcement, San Francisco has all 11 of its draft picks signed. The former LSU safety had actually tweeted a photo from Instagram of him signing a contract last week. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 49ers drafted Reid 18th overall in April. In 39 games...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The San Fransisco 49ers have signed first-rounder Eric Reid

The San Fransisco 49ers have signed their first-round pick, Eric Reid. The rookie safety out of LSU confirmed it by announcing it over Twitter on Friday along with a picture on Instagram of him signing his contract. Beyond blessed! Officially a 49ER! — Eric Reid, Jr. (@E_Reid1) July 5, 2013 The Niners traded up to the 18th pick to draft Reid so there is...
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July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Eric Reid To San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers, 18th Overall Selection:Eric Reid, Safety, Louisiana State6'1, 213 lbs.The 49ers are short handed in the secondary, primarily at safety where they lost Goldson and Whitner isn't a shadow of his former self.  Reid can step right in and make an immediate impact, he has the size, skills, and tangibles to be a potential pro-bowl talent.  Watching him...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Reid Highlights

Highlights of the 49ers first round pick Eric Reid, safety out of LSU. The post Video: Eric Reid Highlights appeared first on .
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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