SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have selected free safety Eric Reid out of LSU with the 18th pick in the NFL draft after trading up to get the selection from the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys swap and take the 49ers 31st overall pick. Dallas also gets the No. 74 pick in the third round.
San Francisco began the day with 13 picks.
Safety was considered a significant need by general manager Trent Baalke for the reigning NFC champions, who lost All-Pro Dashon Goldson to Tampa Bay at the start of the league's free agency period in March.
Reid played three seasons for LSU and is still considered a raw talent in pass coverage. He could make an immediate impact on kick coverage.