NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Stanford FS Ed Reynolds
|03.10.14 at 11:44 am ET|
WEEI.com 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.
Position: Free safety
Weight: 207 pounds
Achievements: FWAA second-team All-American, CBSSports.com first-team All-American, SI.com 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.