Each day, Brock Huard is profiling a different draft prospect that he considers an early-round possibility for the Seahawks. His draft previews continue with Stanford S Justin Reid. The audio is embedded above.
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• Position: S
• Height/weight: 6-1, 204
• Class: Jr.
• Hometown: Prairieville, LA
Scouting report: In three years at Stanford, Reid recorded 170 combined tackles, six interceptions, and one sack. Five of those interceptions came in 2017, putting him atop the Pac-12 in picks. Reid was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (given to the best defensive back in college football). Reid’s older brother is Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid, who was a first-round draft pick by the 49ers in 2013.
Brock’s take: “Once again, I feel fortunate that I have seen him a few different times on the college football road. I remember his freshman year he played a little bit of corner. This last year when he was an all-conference performer and led the Pac-12 with five interceptions, he had switched over to the safety position. Stanford is a little different, not necessarily a single-safety kind of team… they like to play those two safeties interchangeably. And I know the question that’s going to come, because in Seattle it’s a little different: well, is he a free safety and he’s Earl Thomas’ replacement, or is a strong safety and is he Kam Chancellor’s replacement? Because those two positions in Seattle are so clearly defined and have been for almost a decade by two of the very best in the game who bring different skillsets. Well, this kid is in between; he’s a little bit of both of them. He runs really well. In fact, he …read more
Source:: MyNorthwest.com – Sports