Photo of Xavier Grimble
Grade
5.15 ?
  • 26.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 113.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 257LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Two-time honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection (2012-13). 2013: Played in 13 games and made six starts. 2012: Played in 13 games and started nine. 2011: Played in 12 games and started seven. 2010: Redshirted. Misc.: His cousin, Jalen Grimble, plays defensive line at Oregon State. Another cousin, Barkevious Mingo, plays for the Cleveland Browns.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a good frame for the position -- room to pack on bulk. Can work the middle of the field, take a hit and maintain possession. Good hands -- can extend to catch and is a reliable short-to-intermediate receiver. Has the look of a throwback with the ball in his hands -- rumbles downfield and is a load to bring down. Shows willingness as a blocker and potential to be functional with improved strength and technique.

Weaknesses

Needs to get stronger and could use more glass in his diet. Average balance. Narrow-based, underpowered, in-line blocker -- gets manhandled and tossed aside. Releases tall and mechanically -- too easily jammed and rerouted. Linear mover who builds to speed. Has been dinged up and durability could be an issue.

Bottom Line

Big-framed, underpowered, underachieving tight end who did not live up to expectations at USC and made a curious decision to forgo his final season of eligibility despite producing a modest 25-271-2 (10.8) during an injury-affected 2013 campaign. Has size, athleticism and hands to warrant developmental consideration if he tests well.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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.
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