Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was in attendance at LSU’s Pro Day last month in Baton Rouge and Tigers safety Eric Reid, the chief reason Garrett was there, is among the around 30 prospects to have been hosted by Dallas at Valley Ranch for a pre-draft visit.
Considering, it seems the stage may being set for an LSU reunion in the Cowboys secondary.
As is pointed out on the Cowboys’ official website, Reid played on the same side as last year’s first round pick, Morris Claiborne, in 2011. Together, they helped the Tigers to an SEC Championship. A few months later, Claiborne became a Cowboy, as the team traded up to No. 6 to land him.
Reid won’t go that early of course, but he’s (at the very least) in the top five safeties in this class and will most likely go in the late-first round or early- to mid-second. With a need at safety, Dallas will be watching closely, especially since Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro will almost certainly be off the board when they pick in the first round at No. 18.
Which is to say, Reid seems a great option if he’s around in the second, particularly if the Cowboys land an interior lineman in the first. The fact that he and Claiborne already have an on-field rapport is just a bonus.
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