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Grading the Eric Reid Selection

Coming into Thursday's first round of the draft, the consensus was the 49ers would be finding a safety in the early rounds. It was no surprise Trent Baalke used his deep pocket of draft picks to trade up and get his target player. But with such a deep safety class, was it the right move?

Eric Reid, No. 18-overall. Draft Grade: A- There's something to be said for having a plan coming into the draft and executing it. That's exactly what the 49ers did Thursday night by trading up to get their "top-rated safety," according to Jim Harbaugh. Whether or not Reid truly was San Francisco's No. 1 safety on their draft board, we'll never know. But on the surface, he represents everything... Recommended Stories

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