Photo of Geneo Grissom
Drafted By: Patriots
  • Round 3
  • Pick 33
  • Overall 97

Combine Results

5.29 ?
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.24 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.44 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He's played all over the place at Oklahoma. He can be an edge rusher and can drop into coverage. He is an athlete, is versatile and smart, and fits New England." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 262LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands



Long arms and thickly muscled frame. Has played both defensive end and outside linebacker. Gets arm extension and can set edge against tight ends. Has some burst off the snap. Adjusted and improved at his new position (LB) throughout the year. Steady in pursuit. Will flash inside moves and quickness and could benefit from a wider rush point in the pros.


Can't bend and trim the edge as a pass rusher. Lacks lateral agility and desired change of direction. Scouts call him a "rigid mover." Not very instinctual and still trying to learn the position. Has been moved from defensive end to tight end back to defensive end and now to linebacker. Straight-line, one-note rusher. Maxed out frame. Will struggle if asked to cover in space. Play strength doesn't match the build.

Draft Projection

Round 5 or 6

Sources Tell Us

"He has to rush with his hand in the ground and he's not above average at that as a defensive end. His best spot is probably as a 4-3 strong-side end who can rush from inside on third downs." -- AFC North scout

NFL Comparison

Frank Alexander

Bottom Line

Grissom is still very raw and has plenty of football to learn. Some scouts believe he will test well and improve his draft standing beyond where the tape says it should be. He's not a plus pass rusher, but has draftable traits and an untapped upside. His biggest concern could be finding a true position fit.
-Lance Zierlein
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.