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2015 NFL DRAFT

Eric Reid, FS

School: LSU  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Geismar, LA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 213 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3221-2
Career Notes
For his career, Reid played in 39 games, starting 29 times. He finished with 194 career tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and six interceptions.

One of the nation's top hard-hitting safeties who is a leader on and off the field for the Tigers ... Came on strong during his freshman season and emerged as the starter at free safety as a sophomore where he became a second-team All-America recipient ... A strong athlete who uses his size and instincts on the field to put himself in a position to make plays ... Reminds people of former LSU All-American LaRon Landry, now a member of the New York Jets ... Heads into his junior season as a candidate for the Lott Trophy, which recognizes on and off the field performance ... Carries a 3.2 grade point average in LSU's E.J. Ourso College of Business ... Has made 16 career starts and played in 26 games ... In two seasons, has recorded 108 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.

2012 Season
In his final season with the Tigers in 2012, Reid started all 13 games and finished third on the team in tackles with 91. He had seven pass breakups, two pass interceptions, one tackle for loss and recovered a fumble for an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation. Reid earned was a consensus All-America in 2012 after earning first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and the American Football Coaches Association. He was also a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick from both the media and the SEC Coaches.

Reid continued a trend of outstanding defensive backs at LSU as the school has now produced six first-team All-American defensive backs under Les Miles, including four over the past three years. Reid was named one of five permanent team captains for LSU in 2012. Reid said that he is two semesters shy of graduating and that he will continue to pursue his degree during the offseason.

2011 Season
A second-team All-American by Rivals.com and a second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press ... Displayed a tremendous knack for making big plays at free safety ... Tied for the team lead in total tackles (76) with Tyrann Mathieu with 53 of those being solo ... Ranked 23rd in the SEC in total tackles ... Started 13 games and missed the Arkansas game with a quad injury ... Tallied two tackles for loss, two interceptions, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Made a career-best and team-leading 11 tackles in the BCS Championship Game against Alabama ... Was the first double-digit tackle game of his career with nine of those being of the solo variety ... Returned from injury in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia and led the team in tackles with seven, including five solo stops ... Left the game early at Ole Miss after suffering a quad injury ... Notched eight tackles against Western Kentucky.

Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition and was named the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after he had six tackles, including one for a six-yard loss, a forced fumble and a key interception in the fourth quarter at Alabama ... The game-changing pick, voted the top defensive play of the regular season by ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, occurred in the fourth quarter when Reid battled tight end Mike Williams and came down with the ball at the 1-yard line ... Posted seven solo tackles against Auburn and added his first career forced fumble ... Earned his third career interception and first of the season at Tennessee and finished with four tackles ... Recorded four tackles and his first career fumble recovery in the opener against Oregon ... His fumble recovery in the third quarter against the Ducks set up a short touchdown drive that gave LSU a double-digit lead ... Earned the starting spot at free safety during the fall and emerged as a team leader.

2010 Season
Played in 13 games with starts in the final three games of the regular season ... Starts came against Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss and Arkansas ... Ended the season with 32 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for a loss and one pass breakup ... Finished the season in outstanding fashion as the Tigers' fourth-leading tackler in the Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M with five stops ... Also tallied an interception and returned it 34 yards against the Aggies ... Recorded the first interception of his career at Arkansas ... Made his first career start at strong safety against Louisiana-Monroe and registered five tackles and one pass breakup ... Stepped in for an injured Brandon Taylor to earn a season-high six tackles and one tackle for loss in 24-21 win over Alabama.
High School
Widely considered one of the top safety prospects in the country ... Instinctive player with great size for the position and excellent ball skills ... A member of the Rivals.com Top 100 and rated as the top defensive player in the state ... A four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout.com ... Ranked in the ESPNU Top 150 ... Rated the No. 4 safety by Scout.com ... Also a SuperPrep All-American and a member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 ... Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... Earned one of the starting safety spots for the West Roster in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Impressed bowl coaches with his leadership and ability to play the run ... Named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 ... Received Louisiana Class 5A all-state honors as a senior after registering 45 tackles and three interceptions ... Recorded 78 tackles, nine sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior ... Coached by Benny Saia.
Personal
Full name is Eric Todd Reid ... Born Dec. 10, 1991, in Baton Rouge, La. ... Parents are Eric, Sr., and Sharon Reid ... Has three siblings - Christina, Ryan and Justin ... Father was a three-time All-American hurdler for LSU from 1984-87 and is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame ... Father was the NCAA champion in the 110-meter hurdles as a senior in 1987 and he holds the school record for the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.50 seconds ... Majoring in business administration.
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 29. *Eric Reid, FS, LSU: Reid entered his junior season as my top-rated safety but his number of big plays dropped with the Tigers losing three defensive backs to the NFL (cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Ron Brooks, and strong safety Brandon Taylor) and Tyrann Mathieu to suspension. He's terrific in run support, has the speed and length to be an eraser in deep coverage and has proven his ball skills. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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