Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Carl Granderson

Defensive end
School: Wyoming | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.7 / 254 | 40: 4.78 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.37
Projected Round
6th
Pos: 
Athletic defensive end who comes off a disappointing senior season. Fires off the snap with a quick first step, displays good change of direction and covers a lot of area on the field. Possesses an outstanding burst of closing speed, plays with a nasty attitude and attacks opponents. Nicely redirects to the action, shows the ability to make the tackle in space and fluidly moves to any area of the field. Focused on by opponents and attracts a lot of double-team blocks. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself and disengage from opponents and makes a lot of athletic plays on the field.
Neg: 
Struggles to get off blocks once engaged at the point. Tends to lose a sense of what's happening on the field and misreads the action. Off-field issues will raise red flags.
Analysis: 
Granderson was graded as a potential mid-round choice before the season but fell significantly short of expectations. He possesses the size and athleticism to be a starting defensive end in a four-man line but must clean up his act, improve his instincts and consistently play at a high level.