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Draft Scout Corey Grant News
09/06/15 - RB Corey Grant faced some long odds as he was No. 6 on the team's list of running backs at the start of training camp. He only moved up one spot, but it was enough to secure him a place on the team.
Grant is one of three undrafted rookies who made the final roster. The former Auburn standout used a strong showing in the Jaguars' fourth preseason game to increase his chances of making the team. The 5-11, 205-pounder who has been clocked in a 4.29 40-yard dash time rushed for 74 yards on just five carries against Washington. Included in the total was a 40-yard run in which he outran the Redskins secondary once he got pass the line of scrimmage.
"You saw his speed right there - legit fast," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. "(He runs a) 4.29 and I think he used all of it on that touchdown run."
Grant had come into the game with just eight yards on five carries in the first three games. He had been much more effective as a receiver, catching four passes for 43 yards. The Jaguars will also use him as kickoff returner. He posted a 24.5 average return in his career at Auburn, seventh best in school history.
08/24/15 - KOR Corey Grant returned a kickoff 35 yards against the Giants to strengthen his bid to win the starting job as the kickoff returner. It may be the only way that Grant secures a spot on the 53-man roster.
05/25/15 - RB Corey Grant was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jaguars on May 8.
03/07/15 - 2015 Pro Days: Five Takeaways from Week One...5. Combine snubs impress: Every year dozens of players are drafted who weren't invited to the NFL combine. Last year, for example, 32 players were selected after not being invited to Indianapolis. Among this year's snubs who boosted their chances at hearing their names called in the draft after impressive Pro Day workouts were Auburn running back Corey Grant, Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett and Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil. The 5-foot-9, 201-pound Grant didn't see a lot of playing time behind Cameron Artis-Payne at Auburn but certainly stole the show at the Tigers' Pro Day, showing off his explosiveness in the 40-yard dash (4.30 seconds), vertical jump (37 inches), broad jump (10-7), and bench press (22 reps), while also showing soft hands during pass-catching drills. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/03/15 - Running back Corey Grant entered pro day with a chip on his shoulder. Unlike seven of his teammates, Grant was not invited to the NFL combine, and said the lack of an invitation motivated him to perform to the best of his abilities Tuesday, March and by most accounts he did. “I think I had a lot to prove,” Grant said. “I really had to prove that I should have been at the Combine. I didn’t get an invite, but it’s ok. I came out and tried to take advantage of the day." After posting the highest vertical jump of the day at 37 inches, Grant put up an impressive 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, which Grant said was a personal record. Then came the 40-yard dashes, giving Grant a chance to show off his best attribute, his blazing speed. Unofficially, Grant’s second attempt at the run was a 4.28. “To hit that, that’s pretty good,” Grant said. “I knew I was probably going to hit around 4.2, so I was kind of expecting that, but it’s a good feeling to know that.”
Grant said that his pitch to teams to draft him included agility and looseness. “Overall I think it was hand skills with the ball,” Grant said. “Also speed and shiftiness, and my hips. I know it was a big question with me with tight hips, but I think I came today and through the L drill and short shuttle, showed that I had worked on that and improved.” The senior said he’s found two current NFL players to compare himself to. “Probably (Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren) Sproles or (New York Jets receiver) Percy Harvin,” Grant said. “Because of their body size, their hand skills, and just the way they play the game.” - David McKinney, The Auburn Plainsman