NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

2021 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Safety Rankings 2021: From The College Perspective

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3. Richie Grant, UCF

Size: 6-0, 197

The Good: A terrific all-around playmaker for the last three seasons – after a 32-tackle freshman season – he’s a tough hitter for his size and was always around the ball.

With 290 tackles, ten picks, 17 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles, he’s a stat sheet filler who can cover, support against the run, and he knows how to take the ball away.

The raw speed is there to go along with the experience and hitting ability, but …

The Not-So-Good: The secondary wasn’t all that great as good as he was. He’ll do everything you need, but he’s not huge and he’s not a thumper – the intimidation factor isn’t there. He might make plenty of plays, but he also takes a whole lot of chances as he goes after everything.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: UCF was known for it’s fun and high-powered offense, but there’s been talent on the other side of the ball, too. Grant isn’t the perfect NFL safety prospect, but he can do a little of everything right, he’s a good veteran who knows how to make plays, and he’ll start for someone right away.

Projected Round: Third

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