Penn State could lose a key defensive playmaker for the 2017 season.
Starting cornerback John Reid suffered a serious knee injury during spring practice and “will likely” miss the 2017 campaign, according to a report from Lions247.
— Lions247 (@Lions247) April 6, 2017
Reid, who would be a junior next season, started in all 14 games during Penn State’s improbable run to the Rose Bowl in 2016. An All-Big Ten honorable mention, Reid played significant time at cornerback and also returned punts for the Nittany Lions.
The Mount Laurel, N.J. native had 36 tackles — five of which came for a loss — one interception and one fumble recovery in 2016.
The Nittany Lions do have some depth in their defensive secondary. Grant Haley is returning as a starter at cornerback and Christian Campbell as well as Amani Oruwariye have of experience at the position. Penn State also has Lamont Wade, the team’s top-rated 2017 recruit, now at the position.
Here’s a full look at Penn State’s depth chart this spring.