Carl Granderson

Wyoming
DL38

Prospect Info

College
Wyoming
Hometown
Class
CA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 5"
254 lbs
34”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.37
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.79
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
119.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.44
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.41
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
12.13
Seconds
 

Playlist

Granderson stood out as a high school senior in Sacramento with 172 tackles and 15 sacks, which portended an outstanding career in Laramie. He played in all 12 games as a key reserve his freshman year, racking up 36 tackles, six for loss, and a sack. Coaches started him the first six games of his sophomore season, and he excelled (19 tackles, six for loss, four sacks) until suffering a season-ending injury. Healthy for his junior campaign, Granderson started all 13 games for the Cowboys and earned first-team All-Mountain West honors after posting 77 tackles, 16 for loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, and two pass breakups. While Granderson's statistics were down a bit in 2018 (40 tackles, 7.5 for loss, three sacks, one interception, two pass breakups in 11 starts), he still was voted second-team all-conference.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
NFL Comparison
Tayshawn Bower
Overview
Long-limbed developmental prospect who will likely be drafted based upon traits over production. He is a leggy rusher and can too easily be neutralized by aggressive, first-strike tackles. Granderson has shown the athletic ability and pursuit speed to transition into a 3-4 outside linebacker, but his inability to handle run-stopping duties on the edge could make him a designated pass rusher only.
Strengths
  • Long limbs can find blocker's frame first
  • Has potential to become a more effective hand technician
  • Creates early push with speed-to-power and could keep developing it
  • Flashes quickness to disrupt with outside-in rush challenge
  • Twirls like helicopter to pivot around tackles with spin counter
  • Shows some ability to get skinny and split B-gap on inside moves
  • Good burst in lateral movement to corral tackles near his turf
  • Rangy, long-strider with ability to chase to sideline or on backside
  • Comfortable in space when asked to drop in coverage
  • Has three career interceptions
Weaknesses
  • Appears and plays lighter than listed weight
  • Play strength falls well-below the mark
  • Struggles to withstand power and hold his ground when setting edge
  • Below average body control through contact
  • Loses contain obligations
  • Sack production and ability to threaten edge were disappointing
  • Average flexibility to dip and trim the edge
  • Doesn't appear to trust his ability to win around the corner
  • Pass rush too easily stymied after receiving sharp punch
GRADE
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