JUSTIN REID

Stanford
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Prospect Info

College
Stanford
Hometown
Class
Prairieville, LA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
207 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

6.06
Should Become Instant Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.4
Seconds
 
Bench Press
16
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
36.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
128.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.65
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.15
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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It's easy to notice Reid on the field before being aware that his brother is former LSU All-American and NFL Pro Bowl safety Eric Reid, as his physical nature and athleticism pop out immediately. The all-state pick and four-star prospect from Louisiana played in 12 games as freshman, making 23 tackles, intercepting a pass, and breaking up one other as a reserve. Reid contributed in 13 games as a sophomore, starting 10 and earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors (57 tackles, four for loss, seven pass breakups). He followed his brother’s example by garnering second-team Associated Press All-American accolades in 2017, while also receiving a first-team all-conference nod, by starting 11 of 14 games, compiling 99 tackles, 6.5 for loss, five interceptions, and six pass breakups. Reid's father, Eric Sr., ran track at LSU and his brother, Ryan, plays soccer at Coastal Carolina.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 1-2
NFL Comparison
Michael Griffin
Overview
Reid is what teams are looking for at the safety position in 2018. He's a plus size/speed prospect who has the athletic ability to help with man coverage and the instincts and ball skills for ball-hawking duties on the back end. Reid can get himself into some trouble when he's overly aggressive, but his positive plays far outweigh the negative. He has the talent to become an early starter and a good one. Reid's instincts and play traits should make him a safe selection with Pro Bowl potential down the road.
Strengths
  • Offers excellent versatility
  • Good football intelligence
  • Plays with rapid response to motion and formation shifts
  • Rarely caught out of position
  • Shows ability to excel up top or near the box
  • Able to line up over the top of slots and drag tight ends around the field as well
  • Stays deeper than deepest from single high coverage
  • Works with NFL-caliber recognition to reaction time
  • Has speed and anticipation to range over top and challenge the catch
  • Impressive ball skills
  • Can sink and scoop low throws or elevate and take away the jump ball
  • Physical challenges to the catch point
  • Sprints hard from high to low to handle run support
  • Eludes blockers in space
  • Tough enough for box duties
  • Runs the alley and smothers running backs
  • Reliable wrap and drag tackler
Weaknesses
  • Backpedal is rigid and slow to gain ground
  • Will get beat by quicker slot receivers
  • Gets behind in coverage on crossing routes
  • Grabby at the top of the route rather than trusting the technique
  • Willingness to gamble with his eyes can lead to big-play opportunities for offense
  • Play-fakes can bait him early in the play
  • Downhill angles on the throw are a little inconsistent
  • Comes in hot as a tackler
  • Needs to improve ability coming to balance to avoid misses on the next level
Sources Tell Us

"There aren't too many issues in his game. If he tests well he could sneak into the back half of the first is my guess. He's better in coverage than his brother." -- NFC General Manager

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league