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2019 NFL Draft

Carl Granderson

EDGE/Wyoming

  • C
    6.40
    Projection
    Round 6
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-5
  • Weight254
  • Hand9 ⅝
  • Arm34
  • 40-yard4.79
  • BenchN/A
  • Vertical35.0
  • Broad119.0
  • 3-cone7.44
  • 20-yard4.41
  • 60-yard12.13
    YearGPCOMPATTPCTYDSYPATDSINTATTYDSYPCTDSRECYDSYPCTDSTKLTFLSACKPDFFFRPBUINTYDSPUNTSYDSAVGLNGFGMFGAPCTLNGXPMXPAPCT
    2015 12 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 6.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2016 6 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 6.0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2017 13 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 16.0 9.5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    2018 11 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 7.5 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0%
    TOTALS42000%00000000000017235.517.56310000000000%0000%

    Strong Points: Tall with very good arm length (34 "). Gets off the ball in a hurry with a quick first step. Drops into coverage at least a few times a game. Bursts off blocks to close. Reads and reacts well vs. run and pass. Good pursuit player.

    Weak Points: Narrow frame and limited growth potential. Lacks top upper- and lower-body strength. Must improve hand use -- slow to shed. No bull rush. Pass-rush production dropped dramatically from 2017 to 2018 (9 sacks to 3 ). Lacks finishing ability. Some hip tightness prevents him from getting low and getting under opponents.

    The Way We See It: Granderson has a couple key pass-rush traits -- speed and long arms. Where he must improve is with his strength and hand use. Granderson looks best against Mountain West competition, but battling Power-5 guys zapped his effectiveness. He is a developmental player who can contribute on special teams while he works to get bigger and stronger. Granderson has experience dropping into coverage but a long ways to go until he can be entrusted in that area. He's a Day 3 pick with upside.

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