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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.
 

theCATALYST

"Fake" Fan
High praise from OB concerning John Reid.


"He’s had a really good camp. He might’ve had the best camp of any rookie. Some of these guys come in here as rookies and they just know how to work. He’s got a routine already. He’s in here early. He’s taking care of his body. He’s studying tape. He’s in the meetings. He spends extra time with his coaches. He’s taking advantage of his reps. He’s just a really focused."
 

dream_team

Hall of Fame
High praise from OB concerning John Reid.


"He’s had a really good camp. He might’ve had the best camp of any rookie. Some of these guys come in here as rookies and they just know how to work. He’s got a routine already. He’s in here early. He’s taking care of his body. He’s studying tape. He’s in the meetings. He spends extra time with his coaches. He’s taking advantage of his reps. He’s just a really focused."
Well I hope he's talented, because it sounds like he's making this team for the next 4 seasons no matter what.
 


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