The San Fransisco 49ers have signed their first-round pick, Eric Reid. The rookie safety out of LSU confirmed it by announcing it over Twitter on Friday along with a picture on Instagram of him signing his contract.
Beyond blessed! Officially a 49ER! http://t.co/Mt36KJwjgX
— Eric Reid, Jr. (@E_Reid1) July 5, 2013
The Niners traded up to the 18th pick to draft Reid so there is always pressure on the player to perform early to show his worth. The team is hoping that Reid can compete for a starting job at safety; a position vacated when the team lost Dashon Goldson during free agency.
With this signing it makes eleven first-round picks that have been signed. Most of the remaining unsigned first-round picks were selected in the 20s. First overall pick, Eric Fisher, also remains unsigned.