Dec 6, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Doran Grant (12) makes an interception and is tackled on the run back by Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) during the Big Ten football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
3. Doran Grant, CB, Ohio State
Grant (5’10”) might not have the elite size teams are starting to covet at cornerback, but he does have excellent ball skills and played at a high level for the Buckeyes as they concluded their march to being the best team in college football. 61 tackles, five interceptions and eight passes defended in 2014 tell the tale of one of the best cornerbacks in college football that will get none of the hype thanks to his conference.
The Lions probably need to add a few cornerbacks this offseason, and will certainly be in the market for one in the draft. Grant won’t get talked up as much as teammate Josh Shaw (USC), but Detroit would be smart to look at him in the middle rounds as a developmental player.
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