The Chargers have decided to bring in another CB, making it 11 total CB’s on the roster now.
We've signed CB Ryan Reid.— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 8, 2017
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Coach Anthony Lynn has been praising UDFA Michael Davis, however the team has still decided to bring Reid in for some more competition.
Reid played at Baylor and played in 36 games over the last 3 seasons. During that time he amassed 6 INT and had 28 PD. He turned in fairly athletic numbers at his pro day with a 4.51 40 (with a very impressive 1.53 10yard split) a 35.5” vertical, and 10’3” broad jump.
I took a quick look and watched the Baylor vs Texas Tech game from this season and Reid had a pretty mixed showing. He showed some good instincts, had 2 passes defended, made good tackles when he had the chance, and looked strong in press coverage. However, he also got burned for a deep touchdown and drew a pass interference penalty trying to prevent a touchdown, though it was on a severely underthrown ball that the WR was trying to come back to through Reid.
Watching that game, and his highlight tape reminds me a lot of what Brandon Flowers brought when he was healthy last season. Good underneath coverage with aggressive tackling, but he needs help on deep routes. Although, again, that’s based on the 1 game cutup I watched prior to this article.
Either way, the Chargers now have a VERY crowded defensive backfield and should create some fun competition when training camp rolls around.