2017 NFL Draft

Greg Reid, CB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 190 lbs.
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04/08/2013 - 2013 Florida State Pro Day: There were 32 teams represented at Florida State Pro Day on March 19. They ran outdoors and the field was damp due to prior rain. It was about 70 degrees. Greg Reid CB (5-8 ??, 189 pounds) - He ran a the 40-yard dash in 4.69 seconds. Reid, however, pulled a hamstring on his second run. He recorded a 30-inch vertical jump but didn't do any positional work. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

08/14/2012 - After being released from scholarships from two of the most of prestigious football programs in the country, cornerback Greg Reid and safety Ray Ray Armstrong are hoping to earn back the trust of NFL scouts by transferring. Reid, who had earned preseason All-ACC honors from the media as both a cornerback and return specialist, was released two weeks ago from scholarship from Florida State University after the latest in a string of off-field issues. He tweeted Monday that he'd be joining Valdosta State, which is located in his hometown of Valdosta, Georgia. Reid's latest arrest came after a traffic stop July 10 in which police discovered a small amount of marijuana in his car. Previously he'd been arrested in September 2011 after being pulled over while driving a motor scooter and providing police with false identification. Those charges were ultimately dropped, though Reid was suspended for a game by the coaching staff. The 5-08, 176 pound Reid is a talented cover corner with good ball skills. Currently rated by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 25 cornerback in the 2013 draft, he posted 32 tackles last season, along with five passes broken up and two interceptions. In 2010, he established himself as a cornerback to avoid, posting 65 tackles and 17 passes defensed while also serving as a game-breaking return specialist. He led the NCAA as a true freshman by averaging 18.4 yards per punt return and set school kickoff return records in 2010 for both a single-game (193 yards vs. NC State) and season totals (742 yards). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2012 - Greg Reid, the once embattled star Florida State cornerback, has been officially accepted into Valdosta State University, a VSU official told the Orlando Sentinel on Monday afternoon. Reid was accepted into the college located in his hometown of Valdosta, Ga. on Monday less than two weeks after he was dismissed from FSU's football team for a violation of team rules. Last week, Reid requested from FSU paperwork allowing him to transfer to a Division-II program. By going from a Football Bowl Subdivision school to a Division-II school, he would be able to transfer without the penalty of sitting out a season. Although he has been officially accepted, he has not formally enrolled at VSU, according to the school official. That means he cannot participate just yet in athletics at the school. Shortly before 6 p.m., Reid tweeted a picture of himself in a Valdosta State football T-shirt. In the tweet, he added, "Always love my NOLES tho." Classes at VSU began Monday. It is expected that upon his enrollment, the former preseason All-ACC and punt return specialist will begin practicing with the Blazers. Preseason camp at Valdosta State officially began last Monday. The news was first reported Warchant.com and WTXL (ABC) Tallahassee sportscaster, Dave Griffiths. It had been originally reported that Reid had until the end of the first day of classes to officially enroll. The VSU official who spoke to the Sentinel said he wasn't sure when exactly that enrollment cut-off date was. Sometime in the next coming days, however, Reid is fully expected to finish his collegiate career with the Blazers. - Coley Harvey, The Orlando Sentinel

08/12/2012 - Florida State's national championship-contending football program held its annual media day on Sunday, but, sadly, cornerback Greg Reid - a media favorite, a team leader and one of the Seminoles' best players - wasn't there. He should have been. But he was dismissed from the team last week following a traffic arrest in which he was charged with a misdemeanor when police found a small amount of marijuana in his car. Ironically, if Reid had been arrested for DUI with an open bottle of Jack Daniels in the front seat, he'd probably still be on the team. "We look at alcohol like it's not a problem," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Sunday during an engrossing, emotional dialogue about substance abuse in college football. "Alcohol isn't illegal, and I understand that, but I'll tell you what, it causes as many deaths and bad circumstances as any other drug. But alcohol is accepted." Fisher looks around at the horde of media members: "What if somebody told everybody in this room that you can't drink a beer again or you're going to get fired?" Fisher believes marijuana testing should be continued for players, but not to "catch them but to help them." He says marijuana has become an "epidemic" in colleges today, even more so than in the 1960s. "I think it's bigger than it's ever been in our society, including Woodstock and any of that," Fisher said. "... It's a tremendous issue at high school and junior high levels, too. "... There's more drug and alcohol abuse in this country than there's ever been. We can stick our head in the sand and act like it's not there, but it is. It doesn't make them bad kids; it's our job to help fix it." - Mike Bianchi, The Orlando Sentinel

08/06/2012 - Florida State started preseason practice Monday with one big addition and an electrifying loss. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said offering a scholarship to 6-foot-4, 252-pound tight end Kevin Haplea, a Penn State transfer, was an easy decision and that he had plenty of candidates to replace speedy, shifty senior Greg Reid. Fisher, who said he sensed a ''quiet confidence'' among his players, last week dismissed Reid for violating team rules three weeks after he was charged with marijuana possession. Reid not only started at cornerback, but had emerged as Florida State's best punt returner since Deion Sanders. A Georgia state trooper charged Reid with marijuana possession after stopping him near his Valdosta, Ga. home. Reid, 21, was arrested last year on resisting arrest and perjury charges that subsequently were dropped. He also was suspended for a game last season for an unspecified team rules violation. ''I love Greg to death,'' Fisher said, but he added, ''Rules are rules and what we have to go by. We wish Greg the best. I don't think it's ended his career.'' Fisher said Reid may be able to latch onto a lower division school. He said Reid responded maturely when told he had been kicked off the team. ''We had a great conversation, very sad conversation,'' Fisher said. - AP Sports

08/01/2012 - Senior cornerback Greg Reid, one of the nation's top punt returners, was dismissed from Florida State's football team Wednesday for a violation of team rules. Coach Jimbo Fisher had no further comment after announcing that Reid was done at Florida State, where he had emerged as the school's best punt returner since Deion Sanders in the late 1980s. Reid needed 313 yards to surpass Sanders' school record of 1,429 yards on punt returns. The 5-8, 180-pound Reid led the nation in punt returns as a freshman in 2009. He had two interceptions and 32 tackles last season in his second year as a starting cornerback. He finishes his Florida State career with seven interceptions and 120 tackles. Reid has one year of eligibility remaining if he chooses to transfer to another school, although he would retain his scholarship at Florida State if he decides to remain at the university as a student. Fisher will likely have to turn to an untested returner in Reid's absence. Running back Chris Thompson, who is coming off a serious back injury, and wide receiver Rashad Greene are the only two returning players who have returned punts other than Reid the past two seasons. The coaching staff will probably be reluctant to expose Greene, expected to be the Seminoles' top playmaker, to the rigors of the return game. Finding a replacement in the secondary won't be as difficult since Reid was often victimized by taller receivers. - AP Sports

08/01/2012 - Florida State cornerback Greg Reid has been dismissed from the school's football team for a violation of team rules, according to a statement Wednesday from coach Jimbo Fisher. The senior's dismissal comes less than a month after he was arrested near his home of Valdosta, Ga. on multiple misdemeanor traffic violations and misdemeanor marijuana possession. In January, after contemplating entering the NFL Draft process, Reid decided to come back to FSU for his final season. Following that decision, Reid appeared to fully dedicate himself to finishing his collegiate career on a high note. Not only did he play well during spring practice, but Fisher seemed to detect personal growth in his star athlete, as well. "He's playing tremendous football for us on the field right now and showing tremendous leadership," Fisher said. Reid expanded upon that in April. "If I sit down and really think about it, I'm about to be 22 years old. I'm not getting younger," he told the Orlando Sentinel. "There's no way around it. It's just being mature. ... That's growing up and just being a man. "I just want to build a successful life for my family back home. I know that right now, I'm the only person in my life who can do it and who can make that happen. I'm so close to it. I've got my foot in the door and I'm trying to make dreams come true." While some fans may argue that Reid didn't live up to expectations at cornerback, it is hard to dispute that he was anything less than stellar on special teams. - Coley Harvey, The Orlando Sentinel

08/01/2012 - Florida State has dismissed DB Greg Reid from the team for a violation of team rules, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Wednesday morning. Reid was arrested in July for marijuana possession and driving on a suspended license. He was suspended one game for an arrest last season, but charges were eventually dropped in that case. An unverified Twitter account claiming to be former Seminole player Tamarick Vanover broke the news on Twitter early Wednesday morning, and the school released a one-sentence statement confirming the Reid's dismissal a short time later. Reid was also an explosive return man for the Seminoles. He was named to CBSSports.com's preseason All ACC team and the ACC Kickoff media preseason All ACC team as a punt returner. - Shawn Krest, CBSSports.com

08/01/2012 - Florida State dismissed cornerback Greg Reid Wednesday in a single-line release that included no comment from the school or coach Jimbo Fisher. Reid was charged in June with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license, his second arrest in less than a year. Charges for resisting arrest and perjury, stemming from a case that involved a friend who was using Reid's scooter, were eventually dropped. A three-year starter at cornerback, Reid's kick-return skills earned him All-Atlantic Coast Conference notice. Reid served a one-game suspension for violating team rules, sitting out the 2011 season opener against Charleston Southern. If Reid transfers to a lower-division school, he would be eligible to play immediately. Should he opt to use the redshirt year he has available to remain at the FBS level, he must sit out the 2012 season. - The Sports Xchange

08/01/2012 - Valdosta State was tabbed the preseason favorite to win the Gulf South Conference in a vote of the league coaches, as announced by the GSC Office on Wednesday. The Blazers received three of the four first place votes and one second place vote to garner 15 total points, edging West Alabama, which had two first place votes and two second place to finish with 14 points. Delta State tallied two second place votes and a pair of thirds to register 10 points while North Alabama had six votes to finish fourth in the league preseason rankings. West Georgia rounded out the field with five points. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the poll. West Alabama led the way with 10 total Preseason members while West Georgia had six and Delta State and North Alabama four each. Valdosta State opens its 2012 preseason camp next Monday, August 6 and its season on Saturday, September 1 when it travels to Saginaw Valley State. The Blazers return 18 starters and 47 letterwinners off of a team that went 6-4 last season. - Valdosta State football

07/27/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM (MEDIA): SP Greg Reid, Florida State (35), has been selected Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the ACC media. Reid generated 15 more specialist votes than the Tigers' standout wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who was the only player in the league to earn a unanimous spot (all 68 votes) on the ACC's preseason team. Reid enters his senior year fifth on the ACC's career punt-return yardage list and is just 180 punt-return yards away from setting the new league record. TOP FOUR VOTING BY POSITION (OVERALL, NAME, TEAM, VOTES): Specialist: 1. Greg Reid, FSU, 35...2. Sammy Watkins, CL, 20...3. Michael Campanaro, WF, 5...4. T.J. Thorpe, UNC, 5 - Florida State football

07/11/2012 - Florida State senior cornerback Greg Reid was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Reid was arrested in September 2011 and charged with two misdemeanors - the charges were ultimately dropped - after he was pulled over while operating a scooter and gave police false identification. Reid is a dynamic return specialist and starts at right cornerback for the Seminoles. He averaged 11.2 yards per punt return last season and had two interceptions. - The Sports Xchange

07/11/2012 - Florida State cornerback Greg Reid was arrested and charged with marijuana possession after a traffic stop in south Georgia. The 21-year-old Reid was arrested by a Georgia State Patrol trooper on Tuesday night in Lowndes County. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the trooper stopped Reid's 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis for window tint and seat belt violations. Wright says the trooper searched the vehicle and suspected a marijuana joint was in the cup holder. Reid was released from the Lowndes County Jail on Wednesday. Last year, Reid was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and perjury charges. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges against Reid. Reid, a return specialist, had two interceptions and 32 tackles last season. - AP Sports

07/11/2012 - Many college football fans and pundits believe this is the year Florida State finally turns the corner in their endless rebuild from their '90s salad days. But to do that, they'll likely need a big season from star corner and return man Greg Reid--and after a reported arrest late Tuesday night, it's possible Reid will wind up missing part of that season. According to a report from Tallahassee TV station WCTV, Reid was arrested by the Georgia State Patrol in his home county of Lowndes County, Ga., and charged with possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. Per a county sheriff's office official who spoke to WCTV, Reid was taken to county jail and released on bond. The report has been confirmed by the Orlando Sentinel. Further details concerning the arrest are currently unavailable. Reid has been one of the Seminoles' brightest stars since his impressive 2009 true freshman season, when he led the nation with an 18.4 average punt return on his way to All-America honors. He was named to preview magazine guru Phil Steele's 2012 preseason All-ACC team at three different positions. But his career has been marked by multiple off-the-field incidents, including a one-game suspension for a team rules violation last season and an arrest on perjury charges after allegedly lying to police. Those charges were later dropped. For the 2011 season Reid averaged 11.2 yards per punt return with a touchdown, collected 2 interceptions, 5 passes broken up, and 32 tackles. He was named honorable mention All-ACC on special teams. - Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sports

07/11/2012 - Florida State senior cornerback Greg Reid was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. The solid cover corner and dynamic return specialist is the No. 17-rated cornerback for 2013 by NFLDraftScout.com and projected as a mid-round draft pick. However, that stock could take a hit with Reid's latest off-field issue. Reid was arrested in September 2011 and charged with two misdemeanors -- the charges were ultimately dropped -- after he was pulled over while operating a scooter and gave police false identification. He was suspended one game by the coaching staff. Reid averaged 11.2 yards per punt return last season and had two interceptions after breaking up 14 passes in 2010. Tuesday's arrest could lead to another suspension. However, Florida State's opening two games are against Savannah State and Murray State. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange


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