As Ed Reed prepares to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, teammates, friends and coaches from his Ravens, college and high school years reflect on the legacy of the legendary Ravens safety with their favorite memories and never-before-heard stories.
We just sort of innocently took him, knowing that he really did have some special traits coming out of Miami. I had scouted there every August for the three previous years and just watched this No. 20 make all these plays in practice and then he would show up on video. But we were very lucky, we were very fortunate that day that the Raiders took Napoleon Harris because we had him above Ed Reed, unbelievably speaking now. Ed obviously showed up and was a tremendous player from the moment he arrived in Owings Mills until the time he left.
Issue 255: June/July 2019