The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected yet another Buckeye, and with the 121st pick in the draft, the Steelers add Ohio State's Doran Grant. Grant was the 22nd pick in the second round.
A corner as Ohio State, Grant served as their shutdown corner. Here is what our Brad Stoll had to say about Grant can bring to an NFL team:
Grant's shown he can transform his body, working with Mickey Mariotti to turn his relatively small frame into a lean, mean, tackling machine. That hard work showed at the combine, when Grant posted a second-best bench press, 3rd fasted 40-yard dash (4.44 seconds), and a 4.33 second shuttle drill. At Ohio State's pro-day, Grant logged a 35 1/2 inch vertical. If teams weren't looking at Grant before the combine based on his body stats alone, his performance during the workout may have changed their minds. Grant's speed and size have always been the question mark by his name; but his performance at the combine may have quieted some critics.
There may be some concerns about Grant's size, but his football IQ and his tackling ability is not a concern. Whether he plays at safety or corner, he should be a productive pro. Congrats!