Photo of Doran Grant
Drafted By: Steelers

Combine Results

Grade
5.45 ?
  • 4.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

The Steelers' defensive backfield has some gaping holes in it and they continue to address it in the draft with this selection. Like Senquez Golson, Grant is a cerebral player who reads and reacts quickly in coverage. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 1/4" Arm Length
  • 200LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

2014: First-team All-Big Ten. Started all 15 games. 2013: Started all 14 games. 2012: Played in all 12 games, making one start vs UAB. 2011: Played in all 13 games.


Pro Day Results


Vertical jump: 35 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 5 inches
Three-cone drill: 4.18 seconds
20-yard short shuttle: 7.04 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Bends with adequate base in press and able to delay inexperienced receivers with his hands. Has adequate acceleration to the throw, slapping and ripping at hands and arms during catch. Intelligent on field. Rarely fooled by route concepts. Zone aware and maintains leverage. Senses screens and flies in looking for work. Active in run support and won't miss many once he's there. Aggressively chops down running backs.

Weaknesses

Small to play outside. Can be overpowered by big receivers. Feet and hips can get clunky when asked to open and run out of press. Lacking speed to stick with true vertical threats. Must improve feel and contact with wide receivers on crossers. Allows too much separation when forced to chase across field. Upright, tight backpedal, stalling at the top when transitioning forward.

Draft Projection

Round 3

Bottom Line

Boundary corner with press responsibilities in college but might lack the necessary size to play outside and athleticism to star in a primarily man-based scheme in the pros. Grant plays the ball well and is smart, with a willingness to tackle. Could be headed to the slot with a more zone-based defense.
-Lance Zierlein
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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