Photo of Adrian Grady
  • 5.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 298LBS. Weight


Grady flashed the ability to make plays throughout his career with the Cardinals. He needed to put together a strong senior campaign to ease scouts' concerns about his lack of durability. In posting career highs in tackles (41), tackles for loss (nine) and sacks (two), Grady accomplished just that. He doesn't bring prototypical size at the point, which means he won't fit every scheme, but for those looking for a high-effort defensive tackle in the late rounds capable of surprising, the former Cardinal could prove to be a diamond in the rough.



Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Quick hands to slap away the guard's initial hand punch. ... Flashes some upper-body explosiveness with his own initial hand punch. ... Can bull rush and forcefully disengage using upper-body strength. ... Good lateral quickness to alter his pass rush if his initial burst isn't enough. ... Good flexibility to handle the cut block and keep his feet. ... Good use of leverage to hold up against the run. ... Plays with good leg drive and can create a pile. ... Good lateral quickness and balance to slide off the block and make the tackle inside. ... Flashes a burst to close when provided an open lane. ... Good sideline-to-sideline hustle and gets downfield in pursuit. Negatives: Lacks the bulk most teams prefer inside. ... Rarely penetrates the line of scrimmage despite a quick initial burst off the snap and good hand strength. ... Doesn't show much variety in his pass rush and his short arms are a limitation. ... Short arms also come into play when he tries to tackle, especially when tackling high. ... Can bounce off the ball carrier. ... A bit thick around the middle. ... Has struggled with durability throughout his career. Missed nearly half of the games during the 2006 and '07 seasons due to a broken leg and torn pectoral muscle.
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.