Scouting Report on Doran Grantby Barry Every - 11/02/2010
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Grant has very wide shoulders with a thin waist and heaps of lean muscle. Though he is not 6-feet tall, he could easily pass as a safety because his frame will hold another 15 to 20 pounds.
Needs Improvement: Grant needs to work on off-man coverage. His reactions to the receiver movements need to be quicker and smoother. He could be more consistent with his tackling techniques because he has a tendency to stop moving his feet after contact.
Most Impressive: His testing numbers match his performance on the football field. Grant can jump out of the building and he has the ball skills to become a difference maker at the next level. His size and strength also make him versatile; he could play some safety in a pinch.
Conclusion: Tough for corners to see early playing time because there is so much to learn and the receivers are much bigger in college. I'm sure he'll get a chance to prove himself on coverage teams. Look for him to end up as an all-conference performer before his college career is over.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina