Photo of Corey Grant
Grade
5.11 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'11" Height
  • 205LBS. Weight

Overview

1,040 career rushing yards at Auburn and 11 career TDs. Ranks seventh in school history in career kick return average (24.48). Began his career at Alabama and redshirted there in 2010 before deciding to transfer. Sat out 2011 due to transfer rules and began his stint at Auburn in 2012. Was a state champion in the 100- and 200-meter events while attending high school at Opelika (Ala.).


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.28 and 4.3 seconds
Vertical jump: 37 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 7 inches
Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Has blazing straight-line speed, clocking in at unofficial 40-yard dash times ranging from 4.25 (Mike Mayock's time) to 4.30 (Gil Brandt's time) at his pro day. Compact build and uses shoulders as sledgehammers when ducking them into cornerbacks trying to tackle him. Has explosive thrusters for serious burst once he activates. Falls forward at contact. Adequate vision. Able to catch out of the backfield and hit a big play. Has kick-return value and coverage value as special-teams player. Legs should be very fresh with just 135 carries over three years.

Weaknesses

Benefited from Auburn offense allowing him to run in open space. Often used as motion back, taking inside handoff for wide sweep to field side. Runs with low knee action and tightness in his hips. Gears down to cut. Has to round corners rather than turning sharply. Straight-line runner who is limited when asked to shake defenders in open space or move laterally. Has desired burst, but activation is random at times. Can make occasional defender miss in the hole, but not often enough. More fast than sudden.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"Everyone swings for traits late in the draft and his speed will get him drafted." -- Former AFC general manager

Bottom Line

Infrequently used, straight-line speedster in a compact frame with the ability to bang out extra yardage but lacks lower-body looseness to create for himself. Grant's spectacular pro day included his blazing 40, but also a 37-inch vertical and 22 bench reps. While Grant has limitations, his traits and ability to compete on special teams could be enough to earn him a draft selection.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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