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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Stanford FS Ed Reynolds

03.10.14 at 11:44 am ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Ed Reynolds has some Patriots bloodlines, as his father, Ed, played linebacker in New England. (AP)

Ed Reynolds has some Patriots bloodlines, as his father, Ed, played linebacker in New England from 1983-91. (AP)


Position: Free safety

School: Stanford

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 207 pounds

Achievements: FWAA second-team All-American, first-team All-American, All-American honorable mention, Phil Steele second-team All-American, first team All-Pac-12 (media and coaches), Pac-12 second-team All-Academic, Lott IMPACT Award semifinalist

What he brings: Scouts point out that Reynolds has a strong ability to read plays and he knows what to do with the ball after he has successfully intercepted a pass. They also point out, though, that he can at times become overly aggressive.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-4

Notes: Reynolds missed his 2011 season because of an injury to his ACL. … He was ejected from a game against Arizona State on Sept. 21 for targeting. … Reynolds’€™ father, also named Ed, was a linebacker for the Patriots from 1983-91 and played for the Giants in 1992.

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Video: Here is a video highlighting Reynolds‘ time at Stanford.

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