John Reid Drafted By the Houston Texans with the 141st Pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Matthew Filipovits on April 25, 2020 at 1:57 pm
Oct 5, 2019; University Park, PA, USA;Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback John Reid (29) looks on during the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State corner John Reid became the third Nittany Lion to hear his name called in this weekend's NFL Draft. The fifth-year senior was selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round with the 141st overall pick.

A three-time All-Big Ten honorable mention selection, Reid finished his career with 126 tackles, 37 passes defended, and seven interceptions in 51 games played. 

A four-star prospect out of Philadelphia's St. Joseph's Prep, Reid saw the field as a true freshman in a reserved role, before becoming a full-time starter the following season. He missed the entire 2017 season with a knee injury and took some time to return to shake off the rust. He found his footing once again last season, logging a career-high 37 total tackles and tying career-marks with two picks and 10 passes defended on the season.  

Reid is the third Penn State corner taken in as many drafts, with Christian Campbell being a Cardinals' sixth-round selection in 2018, and Amani Oruwariye joining the Lions last year as a fifth-round pick.

While he never played for Bill O'Brien in Happy Valley, Reid likely has some familiarity with his new head coach. He made four unofficial visits to State College throughout 2013 while O'Brien was the head coach of the Nittany Lions.

Reid is the third Nittany Lion to be taken in the 2020 NFL Draft, joining Yetur Gross-Matos and KJ Hamler.

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