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s3antana5757


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Eric Reid Reply with quote

Everyone seems to have him as there #1 safety and 1st round pick. All I've heard is that he's struggled this year. He didn't look like anything special against Florida. Took some bad angles and didn't make any plays.

Matt Elam clearly outplayed him in that game. I know it's one game, but Elam looked like a stud.

So can someone explain to me why everyone has Reid so high and not much love from Elam? What are Reid's strengths/weaknesses? In overall the major scheme of things, where do these 2 guys fit into the safety class of 2013? Is Reid miles better than everyone else or just somewhat better?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reid is having somewhat of a down season...in his defense he is now playing in a secondary with virtually no experience having lost Claiborne, Taylor, and Brooks to the NFL and Mathieu to suspension.

It is probably alot easier when you only have to worry about your job and have the freedom to roam and make plays...Reid no longer has that luxury and has gone from 4th on the DB list of guys to gameplan against to 1st.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Jefferson is the best safety in this draft. I'll stand by that until he proves me wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still the #1 safety.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is still #1 on my list. That whole defense hasn't had the year so far everyone expected they would have.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrry32 wrote:
Tony Jefferson is the best safety in this draft. I'll stand by that until he proves me wrong.


How did he prove you right in the first place?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top 3 on my draft board
1. Reid
2. McDonald
3. Jefferson
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Random observation while flipping back and forth between several games right now : Eric Reid has really long arms.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its only him and Simon returning. Loston played a lot but Taylor was pretty good. And Mills is so inexperienced he has to do a lot of work.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He seemingly looked better this week against SC. Made a few nice plays coming up to stop some runs. I was only able to watch the first half and didn't see much of him in coverage. Anyone else watch the game and have some thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RuskieTitan wrote:
How did he prove you right in the first place?


It was more that Jefferson hasn't done anything to drop from #1, and I tend to agree with him. Jefferson has been the best draft eligible safety this year and he's my top ranked safety. Elam has played well the last couple of weeks and is moving up the board.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL at T.J being anywhere near a top 3 safety. Kid is getting way overhyped.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scouts seem to have a higher opinion of him than draftniks, I wouldn't be surprised at all if he went top 25.
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