PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Former Dutchtown star, Justin Reid, was drafted Friday night in the third round of the NFL draft to the Houston Texans. Reid played for the Griffins in Prairieville for four years, then played college football at Stanford from 2015 to 2017
Reid was considered a late first, early second round pick heading into Friday.
"Reid grades out as a plug-and-play starter at free safety. He's a ball hawk with excellent speed and athleticism, who has experience playing safety, nickel, and cornerback. While he certainly can handle a versatile role in the NFL, we think he's at his best working as a center fielder in a single-high safety look," as written by ESPN.com.
Reid had six interceptions and 170 tackles in 36 career games in Palo Alto with the Cardinals.
"It's incredible. You know, you try and picture it, but it's nothing like when it actually happens," Reid said shortly after hearing his named called. "When it actually happens and having everyone cheer for you and having your family around, it's something special."
Reid's entire family has an incredible athletic background as well. His mother played football in the International Women's Football League. His father, Eric Sr., ran track and field at LSU. Justin's older brother, Eric, played football at LSU from 2010 to 2012 and was a first round pick in the 2013 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. His younger brother, Ryan, plays soccer at Coastal Carolina.