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Corey Grant | Running Back

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 201

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Jaguars signed Auburn RB/KR Corey Grant.
Grant (5'9/201) was a four-star high school recruit to Alabama, but transferred to Auburn where he became the lesser part of a committee. He spent 2014 behind SEC leading rusher Cameron Artis-Payne. Grant finished college with 1,040 yards and nine TDs on 135 carries (7.70 YPC), adding 14 receptions. A straight-line burner with special teams value, Grant ran 4.28/4.30 at the Tigers' Pro Day with a 10-foot-7 broad jump. Grant lacks the traits of an NFL starter, but could become a dynamic change-of-pace back and kick returner. May 4 - 12:15 AM

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Auburn RB Corey Grant's "special speed could earn him a spot on special teams in the NFL," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

The former Alabama transfer, never found a way to get consistent playing time for the Tigers, but his recent 4.27 forty at Auburn's pro day gave him just enough spotlight. Grant averaged 6.1 yards a carry and rushed for 364 yards with 3 scores, with 10 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. On 18 kick returns, Grant recorded 403 yards, averaging 22.4 yards a return. TFY Insider Tony Pauline reported that the Falcons, Dolphins and Patriots have shown interest in the Auburn prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 27 - 3:49 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports Auburn RB Corey Grant "sealed himself as a late-round pick" with his pro day performance.

Outside of SEC country, Grant was a little known backup before today, but the rest of the country is learning about him quickly. That's because Grant ran a stupid 4.27 forty at Auburn's pro day Tuesday (some had him at 4.25). Pauline reports that the Falcons, Dolphins and Patriots "have shown great interest" in the speedy ball carrier. "Grant is an explosive open-field runner with return skills and someone who should've received a combine invite," Pauline wrote. In other drills, the 5-foot-11, 201-pound Grant leaped 37 inches in the vertical, 10-7 in the broad and posted 22 reps on the bench.
Mar 3 - 10:22 PM

Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant ran unofficial times of 4.25 and 4.27 at Auburn's pro day on Tuesday.

Although prospects' times tend to be faster at pro days than at the combine or during individual team workouts, Grant's 40 time is sure to raise some eyebrows. The Auburn prospect recorded a 10-foot, 7-inch broad jump, and also added 22 reps on the bench-press. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Grant averaged 6.1 yards a carry and rushed for 364 yards with 3 scores, with 10 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. On 18 kick returns, Grant recorded 403 yards, averaging 22.4 yards a return.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 1:56 PM

Al.com's Brandon Marcello notes that Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant's role is dwindling in the Auburn offense.

"Grant's snap totals have decreased since the halfway point of the season. Ricardo Louis is receiving the bulk of the carries on jet sweeps, leaving Grant on the sidelines for most of the game," Marcello wrote. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Grant only had 11 snaps for the Tigers last week in their 41-38 loss to Texas A&M, with only snap in the second half of the game. Head coach Gus Malzahn noted that "even though he's not gotten the carries he may have earlier he's helped us in some different ways as far as protection and check downs and doing some other things for us." Last season, Grant finished with 647 yards last season with an incredible 9.8 yards per carry.
Source: Al.com
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:22:00 PM

Al.com's Brandon Marcello notes that Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant "reps at tailback have taken a considerable hit."

"You're right, his touches the last few games have been down, but he has still made plays with it," Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee told Al.com. "It's a good problem with those guys, but we've got to do a better job managing and making sure that we're getting them the touches when they need it and the right kind of touches." In the first four games of the season, the 5-foot-11, 201-pound Grant averaged 18 snaps, but in the last two games for the Tigers he's only 6.5 snaps. Marcello notes that Grant has seen a decrease of playing time of 63.9 percent. Last week versus Mississippi State, Grant only had two carries during their 38-23 loss. Last season, Grant finished with 647 yards last season with an incredible 9.8 yards per carry.
Source: Al.com
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant "does not get much love in scouting circles," observes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Grant finished with 647 yards last season on an incredible 9.8 yards per carry. "Grant does not get much love in scouting circles but based on the film he looks like a tremendous third down back/situational player," Pauline wrote. "He’s a blazer that can take it the distance any time the ball is in his hands. Grant is also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who creates yardage, making defenders miss and beating them into the open field. He lacks the size to be a feature runner and I’d like to see Grant add return skills to his game but I really like him as a late rounder next April." Pauline grades him as a Rds. 5-6 prospect.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant's "vision and speed make him a legitimate breakout candidate," believes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The Tigers may turn to an Opelika, Ala. native -- and former Crimson Tide signee -- to replace Tre Mason, a Heisman finalist who rushed for 1,816 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2013. Grant redshirted at Alabama in 2010, sat out the 2011 season due to transferring rules, and has been backing up Mason since. "Grant's vision and speed make him a legitimate breakout candidate, though scouts would like to see him turn upfield to run between the tackles more often, rather than rely on his speed to attack the perimeter," Rang wrote. Grant finished with 647 yards last season with an incredible 9.8 yards per carry.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Auburn junior RB Corey Grant is also listed as the school's backup slot receiver.

"Grant appears to be the prime candidate to replace Onterio McCalebb as the "speed" back in the Tigers' offense, which will feature Grant more prominently than in years past," beat writer Brandon Marcello writes. "He will play receiver and tailback in the offense." Quan Bray is listed as the starting slot receiver.
Source: AL.com
Mon, May 20, 2013 10:14:00 AM