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Richie Grant | 27

SS | Central Florida | Atlanta Falcons
Ht: 5115 / 6' 00" | Wt: 200 | Upd: 03/17/2023


Birth Date: 11/09/1997
Age: 25
Original Team: ATL
NFL Entry: 21 02 040
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 21/2
Team History: ATL

Player History

06/21 ATL D/C signed
06/21 ATL waived/injury settlement
12/21 ATL Covid-19
01/22 ATL activated 16

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about RICHIE GRANT: Central Florida, 5115 200 4.57. Three year starter, Fort Walton Beach Fl. Has been a productive two way safety who can play the deep zones as well as the box. Fluid in movements he easily changes directions laterally to expand zones and range in deep coverage. Shows a balanced quick back pedal that allows him to quickly break on the play in front of him. Adjusts well moving downhill with a sudden burst closing on a ball carrier. Takes precise angles to the ball and is a fundamentally sound square up tackler. Gathers and finishes tackles making a big hit separating a runner from the ball. Dropping down in the box he shows some linebacker-like instincts locating the ball and filling gaps. In the deep zones has eye discipline to balances receivers and see the quarterback delivery key. Quick to flip open his hips getting over the top in single high and two deep zones. Closes voids in zones creating small windows for quarterbacks to throw in. Has a remarkable burst to break on the ball in the air. Has playmaking skill with quick hands to the catch point. Shows match up skill versus a tight end and slot with the speed to stay with verticals and mirror route breaks. Has some experience lining up as a slot corner which adds to his versatility. At times appears to guess on a play or route break and get out of position. Has uncharacteristically missed some tackles coming downhill by taking too shallow of an angle. His weaknesses mentioned are more about some inconsistency as he has shown plus skill in every aspect of safety play. Improved this past season and combined with Senior Bowl performance has slipped into first round conversation. His athleticism and closing ability make him a fit for any NFL team. 2020 stats: 72 T, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 6 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FF, 3 INT. Second/third round. (A-31 1/2, H-9 1/4, VJ-34.5, SS-4.27).