2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford Cardinal


Nov 3, 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; Stanford Cardinal safety Ed Reynolds (29) returns an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’2″

Weight: 205 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Simply put, Reynolds is a defensive back who knows how to get his hands on the ball. He picked off six passes as a junior in 2012 on his way to third-team All-American honors and first-team All-Pac 12 honors as well. He returned three of his six picks for touchdowns, and a fourth one he returned to the one yard line. His breakout season last year came out of nowhere to the scouting community, as Reynolds didn’t play a down in 2011 due to injury, and only recorded six tackles as a freshman in 2010. Had just 47 tackles in 2012, but plays on a stacked defense so there aren’t a ton of tackles to go around. Does a great job of following the quarterback’s eyes and reading where he is going with the ball. Knack for beating receivers to the ball and obviously has no problem catching it, and is better running after the catch than a lot of receivers in college football. Not an overly physical safety, and doesn’t play in the box a whole lot.

Career Highlights (via Stanford athletics site)

2013 (SENIOR):One of 42 nominees for the Lott IMPACT Award, presented to the top defensive player in the country for his outstanding achievements both on and off the playing field.

2012 (JUNIOR):Third-team Associated Press All-American led the Cardinal with six interceptions, most by a Stanford player since 1973 (Jim Kaffen, 7)…set a new school record with three interceptions returned for a touchdown…ranked 12th nationally with 0.43 interceptions/game…ranked first nationally with 301 INT return yards, one yard short of the NCAA single-season record (Charles Phillips – USC, 1974)…along with four tackles, notched his conference-high tying sixth interception in the second quarter against UCLA in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, returning it 80 yards to the one-yard line…the interception marked the 23rd straight game Stanford’s defense has recorded a takeaway, tied for the third longest streak in FBS…helped secure a victory vs. Washington State with an interception in the fourth quarter, returning the pick 25 yards for a touchdown…picked off a first-quarter pass at Colorado and returned it 52 yards untouched into the end zone… snared two interceptions vs. Duke, one returned 71 yards for a third-quarter touchdown…first Cardinal player to intercept two passes in the same game since Delano Howell vs. Washington in 2009…picked off a pass in season-opener vs. San Jose State to halt Spartans’ potential fourth-quarter game-winning drive…recorded five tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup in an overtime win vs. Arizona…had six tackles (three solo) and a pass breakup on the final defensive drive vs. No. 2 USC…notched six tackles (four solo) in the victory at No. 1 Oregon…made four tackles (three solo) at Notre Dame…had four tackles and a pair of pass breakups vs. Oregon State…earned All-Pac-12 first team honors.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Missed the entire season due to injury.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in five games and made six tackles.


Ed Reynolds defensive statistics via CFBStats.com

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