Tigers ~ 6012/213
The most compelling Attributes of a Free Safety are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Processing Speed ~ The ability to Rapidly Read & React to the Play as it develops
Diagnostic Acuity ~ The ability to do so effectively and with Precision
Range ~ Lateral Velocity & DownHill Burst
Verticity ~ Turn & Burn Acuity ~ Flip of the Hip to Rotate & Run with Receivers
Combat ~ The ability to work through Traffic
Tackling ~ Consistency & Precision
Run Defense ~ Reid, like so many Safety Prospects, is wonderfully ferocious with'is Hits, but horribly lax with'is Wrapping ~ his Tackling Technique. As the alleged Last Line of Defense, that's pretty damned scary.
There is no question that Reid boasts phenomenal athletic Potential, and he will almost certainly rack up a great number of spectacular Splash Plays...Whether or not he proves an effective Last Line of Defense for'is Team on the other hand ~ especially when it matters, after New Year's Day ~ is quite another matter.
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