Greg Reid, Senior, Cornerback, Florida State
Greg Reid is emerging as one of the best cover corners in the country. He wrapped up the 2010 campaign with 65 tackles, ranking fourth for Florida State. He also led the team with 17 passes defended and 14 pass breakups. For the rest of his collegiate career, Reid will most likely be avoided and his numbers will reflect that. In the opening game of the 2009 season against Miami, Reid started off his collegiate career with a bang by intercepting a pass.
Reid also did a superb job returning kickoffs from day one and that is the other skill that makes him a very interesting NFL prospect. Reid found the end zone returning a punt as a freshman and added another as a sophomore.
Reid’s explosiveness as a return man and consistency as a cover corner should make him a first or second round draft pick. However, he is only 5-8 and that will be the NFL’s biggest issue with him. He has blazing speed and fine instincts, not to mention plenty of room to grow as a player, but he will not likely grow taller than 5-8 and that will keep him down most draft boards.
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