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
Doran Grant (#12), CB – Ohio State
Grant was one of the top defensive players for the Buckeyes this past season. In the National Championship game, Grant held Heisman Trophy finalist Amari Cooper in check, limiting him to only nine catches for 71 yards.
For the 2014 season, he had five interceptions, 63 tackles (one TFL), and nine passes broken up. At 5-10, 196, Grant lacks ideal length, though he’s proven to be a druable defender having played 54 games in his college career without injury.
Buckeye coaches will attest that Grant’s durability is not happenstance, however, as the stout cornerback is a former winner of strength coach Mickey Marotti’s Iron Buckeye Award, given to the player who best exemplifies unquestionable physical training and discipline. A heady player with adequate speed and ball skills, Grant has potential as a solid back-up at the next level.
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