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Curtis Grant reportedly signs with San Diego Chargers as 2015 undrafted free agent

Curtis Grant came to Columbus as a five-star recruit and was a starter at linebacker for the Buckeyes the last two seasons. Now the Virginia native is on his way to the NFL.

Curtis Grant is moving on to the NFL after starting the last two seasons at linebacker for the Buckeyes
Curtis Grant is moving on to the NFL after starting the last two seasons at linebacker for the Buckeyes
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Linebacker Curtis Grant's headed for a camp shot with the San Diego Chargers, per his former high school's coach, Patrick Kane. Grant may not quite have lived up to the lofty expectations that came with being a five-star recruit coming out of high school, but he still was a strong contributor for the Buckeyes on defense the last two seasons, helping Ohio State to amass a 26-3 record during that time.

At 6'3 and 238 pounds, Grant is a very physical linebacker, who loves to use his physicality to his advantage. Grant welcomes the challenge of trying to work through offensive lineman to get into the backfield and disrupt the play. When Grant is able to get to his target, it isn't very often when he doesn't finish the play. Grant is also a strong leader, who was voted one of Ohio State's team captains during his senior season.

What might limit Grant at the next level is while Grant is great at playing downhill, he does have some problems with change of direction, which could be magnified even more in the NFL. Also, while Grant did start a majority of Ohio State's games last year, he ended up playing less than 50 percent of the snaps on defense.

Still, with his leadership and size the San Diego Chargers are getting a prospect who could be a solid back-up, or special teams player in the NFL. It would've been easy for Grant to fold up after struggling his first couple years in Columbus, but he stuck with it and became a strong part of the Buckeye defense. Grant may have some limitations in terms of his instincts, but he does have great determination to contribute in the NFL.