Willie Reid   WR/KR   Florida St

 

Strengths

Willie is very fast and very quick.  He shows excellent special teams skills with the ability to develop into a #3 or #4 WR.  Willie has been a jack-of-all-trades for his team.  I have seen him at RB, at WR and as a kick and punt returner.  I do love his quickness and Iím sure many teams in the draft will feel the same way on the second day of the draft. 

 

Needs to Improve

I have also seen Willie play the position of "benched injured player for his team" more times than the  position of "out on the field healthy player" and this is not good.  He must bulk up and improve in all aspects of his game. 

 

Talent Board Round   4

Willie really needs to develop his WR skills, but for purposes of this draft, he is an intriguing pick because of his speed and quickness.  He will be given a better chance to make a team than most players who do not have this type of speed and quickness because of his special team skills, but at some point, his WR skills will need to improve or he will not have a very long career.  He reminds me a little bit of Dante Hall, but Dante had better receiving skills when he came out.  Willie must get bigger without it affecting his speed or quickness; sometimes, this can be very hard for a player to do.  However, if he can, then he could become a weapon for the team that drafts him on special teams alone.
by Drew Boylhart

THR

April 2006