Houston Texans first draft pick under general manager Brian Gaine seems to be an out of the park home run. Justin Reid has been an impressive get for the Texans after he was pegged from draft pundits to be a borderline first-round pick after testing well in the NFL Combine and coming from the talented Stanford Cardinal football program. The younger brother of Pro Bowl defensive back Eric Reid seems to be cut from the same cloth as he plays with the same edge as his older brother.
His intelligence and instincts are off the charts for a rookie and he has certainly made an early impact for the team in his young NFL career. Reid has been the only rookie logging a significant amount of snaps so early in the season. He has played well in the nine-game sample size this season and has started in the last four games of the six-game win streak.
Reid has a 49 combined tackles, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery in his first nine games in the NFL. His two interceptions are leading the team and he is fifth in the team in tackles. Reid has been really reliable as a tackler and he has set the tone on defense with the consistency he brings at his position at such a young age.