Biography: Former All-Conference selection who saw limited action because of injury the past two seasons. Played in a single game as a senior and posted three tackles. Totaled 20 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss as a junior. Sophomore totals included 35/8.5/3.5. Struggled with back injuries the past two seasons as well as a foot problem during his junior campaign.
Positives: One time highly rated defensive lineman who?s shown a fraction of his prior skills the past two years. Solid athlete, displays tremendous first step quickness, plays with good leverage and pad level. Explosive, immediately changes direction and makes plays laterally. Nicely redirects to the ball handler and fights hard to make plays.
Negatives: Handled at the point by a single blocker. Possesses marginal strength. Injury history has sent up red flags.
Analysis: After his sophomore season, Granger was considered one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation. He received a mid-round grade from NFL scouting services prior to his senior season yet barely saw the field. Granger is a medical risk at this point yet worth bringing into camp based on the skills he previously displayed.
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