The San Francisco 49ers gave up their first- and third-round draft picks (No. 31 and No. 74) in the 2013 NFL Draft to the Dallas Cowboys in order to trade up to the No. 18 pick to draft former LSU Tigers safety Eric Reid. On Friday, the 49ers were finally able to get their top rookie pick under contract.
Reid shared the news on his Twitter account with a photo of him signing his brand new deal:
Beyond blessed! Officially a 49ER! http://t.co/Mt36KJwjgX
— Eric Reid, Jr. (@E_Reid1) July 5, 2013
With the signing, San Francisco has their entire 11 player rookie class under contract.
Reid will immediately compete for a starting job on the roster and he is considered the favorite to fill the void at free safety that was left when Dashon Goldson bolted for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.
The former All-American safety is a well-rounded player that brings a level of physicality to his game that will make him an instant impact player in the San Francisco secondary.