by Russ Lande
April 25, 02013
Eric Reid, S, LSU Tigers (6-2, 212 pounds)
With safety Dashon Goldson now in Tampa Bay, the 49ers replace him with the ultra athletic Eric Reid. Quick coming up the field in run support, Reid can break down and make violent tackles out in space. Quick to read the QB/Pass, he has the speed to get out to the sideline to help cornerbacks in over-the-top coverage and to cover tight ends in man coverage. If he becomes more consistent, Reid could be a regular in the Pro Bowl.