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

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

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The bottom line

Reid possesses the personal traits of what would be a model football player for a coach.  He’s

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intelligent, willing to learn, a good citizen and has that desire to be the best.  However, it’s his physical limitations that beg a lot of questions on how successful he will be in the NFL.  I think he has the potential to be a very special niche player but that remains to be seen on how he’s developed by this coaching staff.

Nonetheless, Reid seems to be that type of guy where his football career is just one chapter of a life that will be filled with success.  He’s got a bright future wherever his life decides to take him.

But in terms of how he would fit with the Houston Texans, the consensus among experts is that he will play the nickel position, which has an opening here.  It’s up to him to go out and get it so we’ll see what happens there.

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Reid accumulated 125 tackles — 83 solos — along with seven interceptions, 9.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, a defensive touchdown, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble through all four seasons with the Nittany Lions.