All-America safety Ed Reynolds to leave Stanford, enter 2014 NFL draft

Tuesday January 14th, 2014

A two-time All-America safety, Ed Reynolds was an obvious candidate to leave early for the NFL draft. A two-time All-America safety, Ed Reynolds was an easy pick to leave early for the draft. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Another quality prospect is on his way to the NFL. Stanford senior Ed Reynolds has officially declared for the 2014 NFL draft. Fresh off the heels of guard David Yankey's announcement Monday, Reynolds joins fellow safeties Dion Bailey from USC, Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Vinnie Sunseri, among others as early entries to this year's draft class.

From Stanford's official release:

“After much thought and discussion with my family and mentors, I have decided to enter the NFL Draft,” Reynolds said. “I would to thank the Stanford football family for putting me in this position and preparing me for the next level. A very special thanks to our coaching staff, support staff and my teammates for making the memories of these past four years last a lifetime."

Reynolds could have returned for a fifth year, but his departure is not a shock. He was a second-team All-America representative last year and has proved everything he needed to prove with the Cardinal. With such a shallow pool of safeties, his odds of going in the first two days are pretty high as teams with glaring needs in the secondary could do worse than the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Florida native.

An All-Pac 12 player, Reynolds was an honorable mention All-America representative in 2013. He finished with 87 tackles and an interception. The NFL draft deadline for early-entry players is Wednesday.

Let's see what else the Stanford safety can do on film:

NFL DRAFT EARLY ENTRY TRACKER: Complete list of players leaving early for NFL
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