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Doran Grant | Cornerback

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 193

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Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant "stayed a bit under the radar this season," wrote Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke.
Grant posted five interceptions in 2014. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder might not have lived up to his recruiting hype as a shutdown corner, but he developed into a high-quality collegiate starter and mid-round draft prospect. Grant said recently that he runs a 40-yard dash time of 4.32 seconds, while previous reports had him at 4.54 second. The combine won't lie. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Grant will "be a solid nickel back/special teams player on Sundays." Jan 14 - 12:40 AM

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Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant "can be late to find the ball and explode out of his breaks, but his patience can also be a positive, trusting what he sees and not jumping routes too early," wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Grant is a reliable run defender with improved awareness and technique," Brugler wrote. "He likely won't be that top-100 pick some thought entering the season, but Grant could be a worthwhile day three value." Grant said recently that he runs a 40-yard dash time of 4.32 seconds; previous reports had the 5-foot-11, 191-pounder running a 4.54 forty. We'll find out soon enough. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Grant will "be a solid nickel back/special teams player on Sundays."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 12 - 11:26 PM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant said at the College Football Playoff Media Day that he runs a 40-yard dash time of 4.32 seconds.

"I possibly could be the fastest guy on this team. Braxton (Miller) thinks he's the fastest guy on the team, but I know I'm in the top three," Grant said. "We always talk about it." What's interesting about this report is that an NFL executive told NFL.com last week that Grant "doesn't have great speed, but he has excellent ball skills." We'd heard previously that the 5-foot-11, 191-pounder ran a 4.54 forty. "It's electronic, it's laser timing," Grant said of Ohio State's recording method that recorded his 4.32 number. "The number doesn't lie." We'll find out at the combine. "I think I'll test fine (at the combine), but right now I'm getting ready for this game," Grant said of Monday's championship tilt.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 11 - 7:15 PM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant "doesn't have great speed, but he has excellent ball skills," said an NFL executive speaking with NFL.com.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder runs a 4.54 forty. The straight-line speed might not be world class, but Grant is an outstanding athlete and should test well at the combine. Over the summer, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks called Grant "one of the most dynamic athletes in college football." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Grant will "be a solid nickel back/special teams player on Sundays."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 8 - 4:43 PM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder runs a 4.54 forty. Grant should fare well in this setting and also test out well at the combine. Over the summer, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks called Grant "one of the most dynamic athletes in college football." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Grant will "be a solid nickel back/special teams player on Sundays."
Source: Senior Bowl
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:55:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant will "be a solid nickel back/special teams player on Sunday’s."

"Entering the season I was of the opinion that Grant, stamped as a late round pick by scouts, was overrated yet his play this season has impressed me," Pauline wrote. "It's as much his consistency on the field and ability to stay away from mental mistakes as much as anything else. Grant has a knack for staying on receivers hips out of breaks then making plays on the ball." The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder runs a 4.54 forty and should test out well at the combine.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant intercepted a pass in Saturday's romp over Rutgers.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder entered the season as Ohio State's lone returning defensive back starter. He's now picked off passes in consecutive games. Over the summer, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks called Grant "one of the most dynamic athletes in college football." Grant runs a 4.54 forty and should test out well at the combine.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:30:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that scouts want to see "improved discipline and sustained confidence from play-to-play" out of Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder is Ohio State's lone returning defensive back starter. "Grant struggled to crack the starting line-up his first two seasons in Columbus before becoming the full-time starter opposite Bradley Roby last season," Brugler wrote. "He is patient and trusts what he sees with adequate size, speed and ballskills for the position, but scouts want to see improved discipline and sustained confidence from play-to-play." Grant runs a 4.54 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant "is one of the most dynamic athletes in college football," writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Grant has room to grow, with a "game that's beginning to round into form," according to Brooks, and we already know that he'll test well next winter with a great combination of speed and athletic ability. "If he continues to make strides in man coverage throughout his senior campaign, Grant could enjoy a meteoric rise up the charts this fall," wrote the scribe.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 08:20:00 PM

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced that junior CB Doran Grant should suit up against Michigan on Saturday.

Grant suffered an undisclosed injury during the first half of Saturday's victory over Indiana. He did not return to the field. Meyer said holding Grant out for the second half was a precautionary measure. In additional positive secondary news, Meyer also expects No. 3 cornerback Armani Reeves to return from injury. "The positive is I think Armani's going to be fine for this week," Meyer said.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Doran Grant and Armani Reeves will begin the season as Ohio State's starting cornerbacks, according to position coach Kerry Coombs.

Both will be thrown into the fire due to Bradley Roby's suspension (misdemeanor assault charges) for the the Aug. 31 opener against Buffalo. Grant has played in every game over the last two years, but only has one career start. Reeves played in six games as a true freshman in 2012 and missed six more with a knee injury.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:26:00 PM