Penn State cornerback John Reid became the third Nittany Lion drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon, when the Houston Texans took him with the 141st overall pick in the fourth round.
The New Jersey native was an immediate impact player for the Nittany Lions when he came to Happy Valley in 2015, breaking right into the cornerback rotation as a true freshman. After a solid freshman season and a strong follow up season as a sophomore, there was a thought that Reid could be a three-and-done player.
However, a torn ACL prior to the 2017 season knocked Reid out for what would have been his true junior season, causing him to take a redshirt that year. He returned in 2018 after the injury with a solid season before rising his draft stock this past year as he racked up a career high 37 tackles, two interceptions, and eight pass deflections.
Reid finished up his Penn State career with 126 tackles, seven interceptions, and 37 pass deflections in 51 career games.
By going to the Texans, Reid will be coached by former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien, who coached the Nittany Lions in 2012 and 2013. You can read more on Reid, by reading his “So You Drafted” profile.