Grant Delpit, S
School: Louisiana State University | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 213 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Round 1
NFL Comparison: Eric Berry, Safety
From New Orleans, Louisiana, Grant Delpit has solidified himself as one of the better safeties to come out of LSU. Starting all but one game (2019, injury) his entire career, Delpit has totaled 199 total tackles (17.5 for a loss), seven sacks, eight interceptions, and two forced fumbles. He ended his collegiate career as the 2019 Jim Thorpe winner, 2019 First-team All-American, 2019 First-team All-SEC, 2018 Unanimous All-American, 2018 Jack Tatum winner, and 2018 First-team All-Sec.
- High IQ / Instinctual player
- Good zone safety / Confident in man coverage (physical vs tight ends)
- Ball Skills are above average for a defender
- Excellent motor / Striker
- Versatile Player / Can play single-high, slot, and effective blitzer
- Tackling - He takes very poor angles, and his technique is not proper. The question moving forward is how can he develop in this regard, to rely on him right now as a last line of defense will be hard to do. This flaw can significantly hinder a good player like Delpit because it forces a coach’s hand if NFL offenses are getting to the second and third-level of their defense consistently.
How he would fit on the Redskins
The Redskins have a massive need for a player like Delpit. His IQ, instinctual skillset and range have been lacking at the safety position for years in Washington. When combining what he brings to the table with what Landon Collins does well, the Redskins can sacrifice the massive struggles Delpit has as a tackler. He will be a player who can disrupt an offensive game-plan, and he can be used for multiple positions defensively. However, you cannot disregard the tackling struggles; any NFL team will have to develop him in a significant way.