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2018 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Select Justin Reid With 68th Overall Pick

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Justin Reid is now the first Texans draft pick of the Brian Gaine era.

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You’ve waited more than two full rounds to see who the newest Houston Texan is going to be, but that wait is finally over!

Reid, the younger brother of former first round pick Eric Reid, is a ball-hawking free safety from Stanford who should be able to come in and start right away for a very inconsistent Texans secondary. Here is what NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein had to say about Reid in his pre-draft scouting report:

Projection: Rounds 1-2

“Reid is what teams are looking for at the safety position in 2018. He’s a plus size/speed prospect who has the athletic ability to help with man coverage and the instincts and ball skills for ball-hawking duties on the back end. Reid can get himself into some trouble when he’s overly aggressive, but his positive plays far outweigh the negative. He has the talent to become an early starter and a good one. Reid’s instincts and play traits should make him a safe selection with Pro Bowl potential down the road.”

What do you think, BRB? Do you like the value of getting a potential first-round caliber safety in the third round, or would you have preferred an offensive lineman instead? Sound off below.