The Arizona Cardinals signed one more undrafted free agent after their rookie mini-camp in cornerback Nick Grant.
He is an interesting prospect and I have seen mentions of his speed and concerns, but my buddy Emory Hunt and his crew over at Football Gameplan made quite the case for him.
Very smooth coming out of his backpedal. More of a T-Step type guy instead of a click-n-go. But it works for him for sure. - Strong run defender that takes assertive angles to the ball carrier and is able to make the 1-on-1 play in the hole. - Plays the half-field safety spot well. Stays patient before leaving off his hash to drive toward the ball. - Doesn’t feel out of place near the LOS, able to get through the trash well. There’s a fine line between patience and waiting too long to make a decision. He needs to be a bit more urgent in that regard, so he can pressure the route much better. - Decent speed but not the true-range type speed that threatens angles.
Emory sees him as a combo safety type. Someone like a Tony Jefferson type.
Does that change your opinion if he is not looked at as just a conerback?