Former Stanford safety Justin Reid slipped to the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft before the Houston Texans snagged him. NFL Network’s Elliot Harrison believes that Texans got a steal on Day 2 of the draft.
In a piece on NFL.com, Harrison wrote that Reid was the best pick on Day 2 of the NFL draft.
“Reid runs a 4.4 40. He has a brother [Eric Reid, recently of the 49ers] that knows a little something about playing safety. Some folks thought he could sneak into the back end of the first round. Instead, Houston found him near the top of the third. With no first- or second-round pick, it was awfully important that the Texans got this pick right.”
Reid was a solid pick by Houston. The Stanford product has a chance to start right away for the Texans. He’s also in a situation with plenty of talent around him. The Texans have the likes of J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus and Tyrann Mathieu on defense. Reid is going to be surrounded by good players in his first year in the NFL, which will elevate his game.