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Miami added another weapon to the offensive and special teams side of the ball when they added Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant.  The 5'6, 165 lbs Grant has great speed, 4.38 40 speed that translates to the football field, and I consider him a BETTER version of Trindon Holliday.  He had 90 catches for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015, capped by a 10 catch, 125 yards and 3 touchdowns against LSU in the bowl game.

 

He is also a tremendous kickoff return man and has 4 career kickoff return for touchdowns.

 

Here is the summary from NFL.Com.

 

Overview

Grant had 90 receptions for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. All of those totals were career-highs during his four-year career at Texas Tech.

 

Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.38 seconds
Vertical: 36 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.06 seconds
3-cone: 7.01 seconds
Bench: 15 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Eye-­popping long speed. Athletic with outstanding play speed and not just a straight­-line "track guy". Can access the nitrous out of his breaks and leave defenders with recovery work to do. Speed outs, whip routes and drags will always be open. Subtle but shifty in space and shows ability to find daylight if help doesn't come flying in after the catch. Has four kick return touchdowns during career. Torched LSU with 10 catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns in the Texas Bowl including a 46-yarder against CB Tre'Davious White.

Weaknesses

Hard to ignore his diminutive frame. Scouts are concerned about ability to hold up against NFL hitters. Small catch radius requires more accurate quarterback. Gears down unnecessarily at times within his routes. Limited route runner on collegiate level and often used as "catch and run" weapon. Average ball tracker down the field. Tagged with 23 drops over last three seasons. Gets in hurry as kick returner and needs more patience.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Trindon Holliday

Bottom Line

Grant's size will immediately eliminate him from many draft boards, but teams looking for pure speed, a kick returner and a slot option who can add new wrinkles to an offense may have Grant on a target list. Grant might be small, but he doesn't play small and he’s certainly not a novelty act. Grant's pro day workout might have created enough buzz to warrant a third-day selection.

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

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