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Curtis Grant | Linebacker

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240

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Chargers signed Ohio State ILB Curtis Grant.
Grant (6'3/240) made 28 starts at Ohio State, managing nine career TFLs and 3.5 sacks. He showed plus athleticism at his Pro Day, running 4.65/4.70 with a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-5 broad jump. An aggressive, downhill inside linebacker, Grant's deficiencies are his weak college production, pass-coverage limitations, and inability to become more than a rotational linebacker at Ohio State. Grant would probably make the perfect NFL special teamer. May 3 - 11:17 PM

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Ohio State senior LB Curtis Grant is "likely to be either a late-rounder or UDFA," according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke.

"The hype always has outweighed the performance for Grant, once the No. 2 prospect in the recruiting rankings," Burke wrote. "Ohio State still would not be where it is without him. While he's likely to be either a late-rounder or UDFA, Grant's experience alone will land him an opportunity somewhere." Grant was graded behind only Jadeveon Clowney coming out of the prep ranks. Buckeye fans expected a wrecking ball of a defender and a future first-rounder, but Grant can't be blamed for those expectations. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior linebacker has struggled with injuries, but the athletic upside hasn't disappeared.
Jan 13 - 9:41 PM

Ohio State senior LB Curtis Grant accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Oh, what could have been. Buckeye fans expected a wrecking ball of a defender and a future first-rounder, but Grant can't be blamed for all of those expectations. He was ranked as the No. 2 high school recruit in the country by Rivals.com three years ago, behind only Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior linebacker has struggled with injuries, but the athletic upside hasn't disappeared.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:05:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that Ohio State senior LB Curtis Grant must improve his productivity in 2014.

Grant has had a star-crossed Buckeyes' career. He was ranked as the No. 2 high school recruit in the country by Rivals.com three years ago, behind only Jadeveon Clowney. "Despite injuries to his ankle and back, he became a full-time starter last season as a junior and recorded 52 tackles over 12 starts, but more will be expected of him this year, especially if he hopes to have a NFL future," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Ohio State junior LB Curtis Grant (ankle, back) is questionable for the Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson.

Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell told the media on Monday that he wasn't sure if Grant would be able to suit up. Grant missed three Big 10 games in November with the injuries, but returned to record a pair of tackles in the Big 10 Championship Game against Michigan State.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 08:46:00 PM

Ohio State junior LB Curtis Grant (ankle, back) is expected to return on Saturday against Michigan.

Grant sat out victories over Illinois and Indiana due to lingering ankle and back maladies. "We didn't feel like he was quite ready, and we've got to get him back," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. "I think Curtis Grant will be good to go, which we'll need him in this game."
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Ohio State is looking for more consistency out of junior LB Curtis Grant this season.

Ohio State envisions Grant as the team's starting middle linebacker in 2013, but that's also the position they were in last season, when Grant lost his job three games in and barely played again. Grant also hasn't practiced since Aug. 7, the day he sustained a concussion while making a tackle in practice. True freshman Mike Mitchell is running with the first team currently, but Grant could usurp him if he can return to the practice field in the next week or so. Grant, a Top-25 prospect in 2011 who was considered the No. 1 LB in the class, has just 10 tackles over two seasons. Ohio State opens on Aug. 31 against Buffalo, a game that will feature at least two NFL linebackers: OSU's Ryan Shazier and Buffalo's Khalil Mack.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 02:35:00 PM