Ryan Grant scouting report

July 7, 2018

College:

Tulane

 

Measurables: 

Height: 6’0” / Weight: 199 lbs / Age: 28 / Experience: 4 years

 

40 Yard Dash: 4.64 / Bench Reps: 8 / Vertical Jump: 35.5” / Broad Jump: 119” / 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.11 / 3 Cone Drill: 6.68 

 

Professional Transactions:

Signed by the Colts as a unrestricted free agent on March 20, 2018

Contract voided by the Ravens on March 15, 2018 due to a failed physical

Signed a four year contract with the Ravens on March 14, 2018

Signed a four year contract with the Redskins on May 16, 2014

Drafted by the Redskins in the 2014 draft

 

Contract Terms:

1-year, 5.0M 

 

NFL Career Stats:

64 games / 84 Receptions / 985 Yards / 11.7 Yards Per Reception / 15.4 Yards Per Game / 6 Touchdowns / 57 First Down Receptions

 

Former Coaches on Ryan Grant:

Throughout Ryan Grant’s time in Washington, he was always seen as one of the hardest working and consistent players on the team. This is very evident by how his former coaches talk about him. 

 

No coach in NFL history has loved a player as much as Jay Gruden loved Ryan Grant. This love was even enough to earn Grant the nickname of “Ryan Gruden” from former General Manager Scot McCloughan. Here’s one of Gruden’s many quotes on Grant; 

 

“He’s Mr. Consistent. Everything we ask him to do, he does, and he does it right. No matter where he lines up, no matter what we ask him to do … he’s just ‘Steady Eddie,’ and that’s why I like him. I like consistent, smart players and that’s what Ryan is.”

 

His former Wide Receiver coach Ike Hilliard had this to say about Grant in his time in Washington, “I’m easily Ryan Grant’s biggest fan…he’s always been our best pure route runner out of everyone, even with Pierre and DJax here. He’s been a consummate pro.”

 

Grant Film Review:

    

Strengths

  • Excellent route runner with good quickness off the line

  • Reliable, strong hands. Can bring down contested catches in traffic

  • Position versatility, can line up as the x, y, or z receiver depending on the what is needed

  • Dependable on 3rd downs, 68% of career catches have gone for a first down

  • Consistently knows how to get open, cerebral player

  • High character, hard working locker room guy

Weaknesses

  • Average athlete. Won’t ever burn corners or win any jump balls

  • Struggles with physicality at the line of scrimmage, not the strongest player

  • Doesn’t create much after the catch, will never scare a defense deep

  • Inconsistent blocker, effort is there just misses a lot of blocks due to size

Overall

Overall I really like the skill set that Ryan Grant brings to this Colts wide receiver group. He isn’t the flashiest player but at the end of the day he understands his job and just goes out there and gets it done. Where he will bring his most value to the team is as a checkdown/ third down option that Andrew Luck can rely on and as a mentor to all the young players currently in this group, Chester Rodgers especially. I think this low cost, one year signing will end up being a very good one for Ballard and the Colts.

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