The Texans added secondary help Saturday in the NFL Draft, selecting Penn State cornerback John Reid in the fourth round at 141st overall.
The Nittany Lion defensive back (5-10, 187) was twice an All-Big 10 Honorable Mention member of the defense and started 13 games last autumn. At the NFL Combine in February, he clocked a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash and bench-pressed 225 pounds 20 times. Reid believes his ability to help in a variety of ways is a strength.
"I just bring a bit of versatility that I've shown on film, inside and outside," Reid said. "I've played special teams, I've done a lot in the return game and stuff like that, so I think I'm versatile player that I can kind of be played a bit everywhere."
He picked off seven passes in his college career and broke up 37 passes as well.
|ROUND (OVERALL PICK)||PLAYER|
|2 (40TH)||DL ROSS BLACKLOCK, TCU|
|3 (90TH)||OLB JONATHAN GREENARD, FLORIDA|
|4 (126TH)||OL CHARLIE HECK, NORTH CAROLINA|
|4 (141ST)||CB JOHN REID, PENN STATE|
Reid was known for his commitment to film study while at Penn State.
"I take a lot of pride in my preparation," Reid said. "I think at the next level it's going to be great to have a room full of people in the secondary that have played a ton of years that I can learn a lot from, and I'm going to make sure that I try to take as much knowledge I can from them as soon as I get there to kind of speed up my process and that learning curve similar to how I did in college. I just came in and put my head down and I worked. I made sure I learned from the older guys that were here to help me improve as a player."
This marks the first time in franchise history the Texans have drafted a player from Penn State.
Reid grew up in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and earned an undergraduate degree in Data Sciences.