Grant Haley

Penn St.
CB

Prospect Info

College
Penn St.
Hometown
Class
Atlanta, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 9"
190 lbs
29 3/4”
Hands
9 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.29
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.44u
Seconds
Bench Press
15
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
119.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.51
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
3.94
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Haley comes from a strong family background, with his father the dean of the University of Florida's college of medicine, his mother (a former PSU track athlete) owning her own medical practice. His brother, Wesley, is a manager for the USC football program. MaxPreps named Haley second-team Small School All-American after his senior year, when his team won a state title and he was named the Georgia Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year (1,500 yards, 27 TD rushing). The four-sport participant (baseball, football, basketball, track) also won a bronze medal in the National Latin Exam. On the field for Penn State, Haley has excelled as well. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman (18 tackles, one interception), starting the Pinstripe Bowl. Haley missed the first two games of his sophomore year due to injury, but started 11, compiling 42 tackles, two for loss, two interceptions, and five pass breakups. Nittany Lions fans know Haley best for returning a blocked field goal 60 yards to seal a victory against Ohio State in 2016; he started 11 of 12 games played that year, posting 39 stops, 1.5 for loss, and four pass breakups. The 2017 honorable mention All-Big Ten pick shined as a senior, starting every game, posting 40 tackles, three for losses, two sacks, two interceptions, and 10 pass breakups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
Overview
Slot corner who plays with good anticipation from zone and who has adequate athletic ability and foot quickness to compete in man coverage. Haley's lack of size and inconsistency as a tackler will be a concern for teams. Haley has enough twitch and cover talent to offer up competition at the slot and his four years of experience on Penn State's special teams units could help his cause.
Strengths
  • Feet are quick and can adjust to receiver's release
  • Can transition out of pedal with good twitch
  • Shows some ability to read and match patterns from man coverage
  • Plays with good recognition from zone
  • Competes hard
  • Recognizes early stages of quarterback's release and springs into action before throw comes out
  • Drives with good acceleration on the throw
  • Will adjust coverage and challenge routes outside his area once ball is in the air
  • Has four years of productivity on coverage teams
Weaknesses
  • Smallish build
  • Appears to be quicker than fast
  • Doesn't close the gap when vertical receivers get past him and create separation
  • Allows too much operating room at top of the route from off coverage
  • Lacks desired ball skills with back to ball
  • Will keep eyes glued to deep receiver rather than turning to find football
  • Can be bodied around down the field
  • Below average tackler
  • Grab and hold tackler with too many misses in his background

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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