Late Round Secondary Draft Option

John Reid is a top-20 corner prospect nationally from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He started twice as a freshman, playing in 13 games on the year (29 tackles, one for loss, two interceptions, five pass breakups). Reid was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection in 2016. John started all 14 games and posting 36 tackles, five for loss, an interception and nine pass breakups. 

A knee injury in the spring of 2017 prevented him from playing that fall. He returned to again earn honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2018 with 24 tackles, two interceptions, eight pass breakups in 11 starts. In 2019 he racked up 37 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one sack, two interceptions, eight pass breakups.

Reid is a competitive press nickel who uses mirror quickness and controlled handwork to make press release uncomfortable. Reid’s body control and balance allow him to play a stickier brand of coverage underneath, but long routes will weaken those attributes. Reid can be mismatched with big speed or big size.  Reid’s competitiveness and football IQ can make up for his physical difference, but physical limitations could cap his ceiling. Click Here for More NFL Draft coverage

Pros

  • Competitive, physical coverage
  • mirrors with receiver’s release
  • Able to position to sideswipe and hinder vertical attempts
  • Physical playing through catch point
  • Great open field tackling moves

Cons

  • Trails off when attempting to carry long speed deep
  • Will get owned by bigger, leaping ball-winners
  • Struggles to get around box-out pass catchers in space
  • 2 major knee injuries (high school & College (2017)

Written By: Alan Zaffiri

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