Eric Reid, S – San Francisco 49ers
If the Dallas Cowboys did indeed make a trade for safety Eric Reid, it wouldn’t be the first time. Back in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cowboys traded down in the first round from 18th overall to 31st with the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners selected Reid with that pick, and Dallas got center Travis Frederick and wide receiver Terrance Williams in exchange.
But the current of the 49ers are winless and probably ready to wheel and deal under a new regime in both the front office and coaching staff. Making a move for a player like Reid is all about potential.
The 25-year old is a 6-foot-1, 213 pound safety who was high draft pick just four years ago out of LSU. That’s exactly the kind of player Dallas loves taking a chance on.
Likely a bad fit in the 49ers’ current defensive scheme, Reid has been locked in at strong safety despite his early success as a playmaker at free safety. The fifth-year defender recorded seven interceptions in his first two seasons, but has only grabbed one pick since.
Reid is a versatile player, also something the Cowboys covet, who appears to be in dire need for a change of environment. I think taking a flier on someone like him is exactly what Dallas has done in the past. If they can get him for a late round selection, I think the potential reward could be worth the risk.