Second Time's a Charm: Harbaugh Finally Reels in Reid

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Second Time's a Charm: Harbaugh Finally Reels in Reid
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Try as he might, then-Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh didn't have a much of a chance when he was recruiting Eric Reid in high school. Three years later, Harbaugh made sure LSU's safety didn't get away for a second time. The 49ers traded up 13 spots in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night to select the safety they coveted with the No. 18 pick. San Francisco dealt a third-round pick (No. 74) to ensure they grabbed the two-time All-American who will be expected fill the vacancy created when All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson signed with Tampa Bay last month. The 49ers still have 11 draft picks, including two selections (No. 34 and 61) in Friday's second round.

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