NFL Draft: Houston Texans questionably reach up to nab John Reid

Houston Texans cornerback John Reid (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans cornerback John Reid (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans reach up to grab Penn State’s John Reid with the 141st pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. What’s he here for? Let’s examine.

The Houston Texans started out Day 3 by making a move with the Los Angeles Rams with a trade to get the guys that they want.  It remained unclear if the Houston Texans were going to be movers and shakers within this draft or just watch from the sidelines and make their picks.

Bill O’Brien has shown his aggressiveness to go after the guys that he wants, especially with a deal with the Detroit Lions that reportedly would’ve netted them more picks.  It fell through and he had no problem displaying his disgust on national television with that.  They eventually settled on Florida edge rusher Jonathan Grennard to close out Day 2.

Today, O’Brien called up Sean McVay and Les Snead to get a deal to trade up for North Carolina’s Charlie Heck which could be a huge piece to upgrading the depth of the offensive line for this team.  Despite the guys that we have, you have to wonder if they’d be grooming him to start at the right tackle position but he’ll be a key swing tackle nonetheless.

Just 15 picks later, O’Brien decided to draft a Penn State Nittany Lion, the first time he has done so in his NFL career, after spending two seasons as head coach thereby picking John Reid with the 141st pick of the NFL Draft in the fourth round.

There’s a lot of question marks with Reid but I think that they want to develop somebody into a full-time slot corner, something that has been a sort of carousel since Aaron Colvin‘s departure and disastrous tenure with the Houston Texans.

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There’s a lot of hope that he will turn out to be a great player in the NFL but that just remains to be seen.  This guy has sixth and seventh-round grades and he was taken Round 4 so obviously there’s something that Anthony Weaver and his crew like out of him as well.

You already know he’s going to be bright, ready and willing to learn considering he’s coming from such a storied football program with high expectations — he graduated with a degree in Data Sciences this past Winter — but this is certainly a player we’ll have to watch development on.  Graduating on time is certainly one of those traits that you love from a coaches’ standpoint because it goes to show focus and diction to the task at hand.

Houston Texans’ fans — what’s there else to know about Reid?  Let’s move it.