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Drafted By: Redskins
  • Round 5
  • Pick 2
  • Overall 142

Combine Results

Grade
5.16 ?
  • 4.64 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 8 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.68 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.63 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Grant's position skills are impressive; he's a really good route runner and has very good hands." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'0" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Prepped in Texas. As a true freshman in 2009, appeared in nine games and recorded nine receptions for 39 yards (4.3-yard average) and a touchdown. Started 6-of-12 games in '10, tallying 33-515-4 (15.6). Started one game in '11, but was granted a medical hardship because of season-ending hernia injury. Returned to start all 12 games in '12, snagging 76-1,149-6 (15.1). Led the team in receiving for the second year in a row in '13 when he started 12-of-13 games (gave way to two tight ends against Syracuse) and produced 77-1,039-9 (13.5).

Analysis

Strengths

Good size. Smooth accelerator off the line. Good flexibility to sink his hips. Tracks throws and shows terrific body control to adjust. Impressive hands catcher -- quick, soft mitts. Makes NFL-caliber catches, snatching throws out of the air away from his body. Determined runner with the ball in his hands. Nice upfield quickness to pick up yards after the catch. Good field awareness.

Weaknesses

Could stand to improve functional strength and physicality. Can be jammed and rerouted at the line. Pedestrian speed. Is an unpolished route runner and does not consistently separate -- drifts into patterns neglecting deception and does not snap off breaks. Limited route tree. Marginal blocker. Appears lackadaisical at times -- intermittent intensity, urgency and compete level. Questionable courage to work the middle of the field.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6-7

Bottom Line

Productive, monotone, unrefined, enigmatic mid-major receiver with one of the best pair of hands in the draft, though he comes with concerning tweener traits he will have to overcome. Lacks ideal speed and physicality to survive outside and lacks ideal suddenness and toughness to thrive inside. Workout numbers will be critical.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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