2013 NFL Draft: 49ers Trade Up to No.18, Select DB Eric Reid Out of LSU

Oct 20, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; LSU Tigers safety Eric Reid (1) celebrates a victory against the Texas A

The San Francisco 49ers traded up in the 2013 NFL Draft to acquire the 18th overall selection from the Dallas Cowboys, and with the selection, picked defensive back Eric Reid from LSU.

These are Reid’s strengths, according to CBSSports:

Possesses the prototypical frame for the position, boasting wide shoulders, long arms and a tapered frame. Reid is a fantastic downhill athlete with quick read-and-react ability to attack the play with steam spurting from his ears. He might be the explosive hitter from the safety position in the 2013 draft, closing with the speed and physicality of a linebacker rather than a defensive back.

The 49ers originally owned the 31st selection, but obviously thought they wouldn’t be able to land Reid if they remained in place.


Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, San Francisco 49ers

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