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4th round (141st overall) John Reid, CB from Penn State

Rich Schmidt

Myopicone
Interested to hear from Doc, think he had a blown knee in HS and College. Looks like a nickel cover guy that may be able to cover tight for a bit then get beat, so maybe Weaver plays aggressive man and the slot won't be immediately open so the rush gets home. Bio says not much of a special teamer so he probably needs to make the team as a slot cover guy? Most analysts saw him undrafted so seems a little reachy
 

RGV82

Random guy
Interested to hear from Doc, think he had a blown knee in HS and College. Looks like a nickel cover guy that may be able to cover tight for a bit then get beat, so maybe Weaver plays aggressive man and the slot won't be immediately open so the rush gets home. Bio says not much of a special teamer so he probably needs to make the team as a slot cover guy? Most analysts saw him undrafted so seems a little reachy
Was expecting and hoping for a RB here.
 

zshawn10

All Pro
#141 HOU: John Reid – CB/Penn State

Technically sound with good anticipation and reaction. Nickel type that can mirror the quick slots and competes hard for the ball. Smart kid.#2020NFLDraft
— David Syvertsen (@Ourlads_Sy) April 25, 2020
#Texans take Penn State CB John Reid at 141. Fast feed and fluid hips. Good and sticky in man coverage but solid in zone, too. Lacks size, length, strength.
— Andersen Pickard (@AndersenPickard) April 25, 2020
That time of year again…the guys I like more than most in the 2020 Draft class:

Josh Jones
Netane Muti
Jonah Jackson
Michael Pittman Jr.
Jauan Jennings
Julian Okwara
Willie Gay Jr.
John Reid
Geno Stone
Kenny Robinson Jr.#VaultMe
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) April 22, 2020
No. 141 overall: The Texans select CB John Reid, Penn State

Chris Trapasso gives the pick an 'A': "Gritty, twitchy outside CB who'll likely move inside in the NFL because of length issues. Drives on the football in off coverage. Some effectiveness in press man. Fills a need for Houston."

 

Rich Schmidt

Myopicone
Jeremiah is pretty good so I feel better, "“As a junior, he struggled as a tackler,” Smith said. “This year, he led our team in missed tackle percentage. He knows where his weaknesses are. … I don’t know if there’s a better prospect going into the draft to play inside against those slot receivers.”

Looks like a guy that competes and takes coaching, so ok in the 4th
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Interested to hear from Doc, think he had a blown knee in HS and College. Looks like a nickel cover guy that may be able to cover tight for a bit then get beat, so maybe Weaver plays aggressive man and the slot won't be immediately open so the rush gets home. Bio says not much of a special teamer so he probably needs to make the team as a slot cover guy? Most analysts saw him undrafted so seems a little reachy
His HS knee injury was an MCL injury which he quickly recovered from. His College injury which was not ever characterized by Penn State was a non-contact ACL rupture sustained in an 2017 offseason practice. In 2016, besides playing CB, he acted as an effective punt returner. After his ACL, he no longer was used as a returner. His injury history is not particularly concerning............His 4.48 40 is on par for most CBs..............Reid also had the fastest 20-yard shuttle time at this year’s combine, clocking in at 3.97 seconds (an excellent testimony to functional knees).
 
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Rich Schmidt

Myopicone
His HS knee injury was an MCL injury which he quickly recovered from. His College injury which was not ever characterized by Penn State was a non-contact ACL rupture sustained in an 2017 offseason practice. In 2016, besides playing CB, he acted as an effective punt returner. After his ACL, he no longer was used as a returner. His injury history is not particularly concerning............His 4.48 40 is on par for most CBs..............Reid also had the fastest 20-yard shuttle time at this year’s combine, clocking in at 3.97 seconds.
Always feel better when you give a ok on the guy!
 

thunderkyss

Just win baby!!!
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Contributor's Club
I was hoping we could convert him to safety, but after reading his tackling reviews, not looking promising
 

IDEXAN

Hall of Fame
Contributor's Club
As an IT guy, I find it interesting that Reid interned as a programmer and data scientist. If he doesn't work out as a CB, he can help the front office with his data analytics skills. His first task would be to chart the number of A gap runs on first down and 2nd down runs after incomplete 1st down passes.

He' a good athlete with impressive foot speed: not a burner but sub 4.5 40 (and recorded at the combine so ligit) is solid.
He appears to be a real sharp young man who's also really very passionate about football.
Might be a real sleeper here, so may have to give an atta boy on this one sometime down the road to our GM/HC.
 


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