2019 NFL Draft Profile Wyoming DL Carl Granderson

2019 NFL Draft Profile Wyoming DL Carl Granderson

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2019 NFL Draft Profile Wyoming DL Carl Granderson

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2019 NFL Draft Profile Wyoming DL Carl Granderson


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Granderson was one of the best.

Former Wyoming defensive lineman Carl Granderson had a great history in Laramie harassing opposing offenses during his time. Granderson started all 13 games in 2017 and earned first-team All-Mountain West honors after racking up 77 tackles, 16 for loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, and two pass breakups.

His numbers were down a bit in ’18 and he earned second team all conference with 40 tackles, 7.5 for loss, three sacks, one interception, two pass breakups in 11 starts.

He has the production and skill traits that scouts like at the next level.

Strengths:

His size and frame is a great trait of his and specifically his length which allows him to be so productive. Granderson already has solid hand technique but getting him on an NFL team with even better coaching will help him develop amazing skills.

One thing noticeable was his speed off the line of scrimmate and that was evident with how well he got into the backfield of opposing offenses.

Weaknesses:

His torn ACL from 2016 is going to be an issue for some teams but he rebounded nicely with two good yers and all-league honors which should allevate some of those fears. He does have some small issues when hit off the line and that could be a real issue at the NFL level, but getting stronger and quicker off the line should help get better at that.

Granderson also has issue keeping control off the line when there is contatct and that means losing a lot of battles when he is getting physical. In the NFL, he can’t juse use his speed to get around or through people.

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