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If the Redskins decide that trading back makes sense, Grant Delpit instantly becomes a viable target.

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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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

College Statistics

Player Overview

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.

Good

  • 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

Questions/Concerns

  • 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.

Film Session here (Safety, #7 & #9)