TSV Scouting Department

Ryan Grant

Report Prepared By John Harris

Ryan Grant Photo: nola.com

Breakdown:

#3
Class: Senior
Height: 6'0 1/6"
Weight: 197 lbs.
School: Tulane
Bio:
  • 2x First-team All-C-USA (2012, 2013)
  • Third in C-USA in receiving yards in 2013 (77.2 per game)
  • Led C-USA in receiving yards in 2012 (95.8 per game)
  • First Tulane WR since Marc Zeno (86, 87) to have back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons (2012, 2013)
  • 2013 stats:  77 receptions, 1,039 yards and nine TDs

Senior Bowl Notes

  • Grant accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile.
  • The former Tulane WR was one of my players to watch and he didn’t disappoint on Monday.  He had more ups than downs during the day.  He snatched the ball out of the air, caught the ball away from his body.  He beat DBs down field and can get open.  But, he had a couple of lapses in concentration - jumping offsides and then letting a ball go through his hands during one-on-ones.
  • Grant was sharp again on Wednesday, including one rep where he ran completely away from Georgia Southern CB Lavelle Westbrooks on a deep completion in one on ones.

Report

Consistency has been Grant's calling card at Tulane.  He doesn't put up gaudy stats but week in and week out, he's reliable and an NFL team is going to know it can rely on him.
 
He does "receiver things" really well.  He sells his routes.  He'll work to get open.  He gets on a DB in a hurry.  He has consistent and mangificent hands.  But, he's not a physical freak like Texas A&M's Mike Evans.  He doesn't have quite the speed of Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas or the quicks of Oregon State's Brandin Cooks.  But, don't sleep on this guy, he's got some explosiveness that could surprise many in Mobile.  He's fun to watch.
 
The hands, the route running and the ability to get open are all there for Grant.  The Senior Bowl is an opportunity for him to show that he can stand out from the best receivers in the senior class.  My gut tells me that he could really surprise next week in Mobile.