My Scouting Report for Grant Delpit

Grant Delpit

Team : Cleveland Browns | Sports : Football | Position : SS | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Strong Safety [SS]

Delpit runs a 4.52 40 yard dash that helps him have a great range for blitzes and interceptions.
Delpit is one of the best blitzing safeties in college football, and is tremendous at shedding blocks with his speed and strength. However, he needs to improve his blitzing technique, as he often overcommits when he tries to get sacks.
Delpit has insane athletic ability, which allows him to make spectacular interceptions and make good form tackles.
Play Recognition
Delpit's play recognition is outstanding and helps him to stay step for step on receivers in man coverage.
Delpit has tremendous range both horizontally and vertically. He can run from one side of the field to the next, which helps him to disrupt passing lanes, deliver big hits and get tackles for losses and sacks.
Delpit is usually excellent at performing good form tackles to stop a runner. However, he missed 16 tackles last year and has a tendency to go too low, especially when tackling running backs.
Man Coverage
Delpit is an extremely versatile safety, who can cover any position and can play multiple positions. He has the speed and IQ necessary to keep up with most wide receivers. As a result, he gets numerous deflections.
Zone Coverage
Delpit has the IQ and ball skills to be successful in zone coverage. He can cover deep and on the outside, but is better in man coverage.
Delpit is one of the best ball hawks in college football. He is constantly disrupting passing lanes, getting interceptions, ripping the ball out of a ball carrier and collecting sacks. Due to his great range and play recognition, Delpit is always a threat to make a big play or force a turnover.
Delpit has never missed a game during his LSU career and has only had one injury throughout his collegiate career.
Delpit has no legal issues, isn't known for any heinous activities and is a great teammate and player. He is liked by most of his teammates and coaches.
Displays a high football IQ, great play recognition, has good physicality and work ethic.
Consistently plays with a great performance every game throughout the season.
Grant Delpit is one of the most exciting players in college football. Every game, he brings a physical edge and displays a high football IQ, which helps his play recognition and range. Delpit is always a ball-hawking threat to force a turnover or deliver a big hit behind the line of scrimmage. In fact, he is always near wherever the ball is thrown. Delpit is also a great Blitzer who is able to force pressure on the quarterback or rusher, resulting in 5 sacks, which led all safeties in Power 5 conferences. Delpit is also very reliable in man coverage, as he rarely gives opposing receivers separation and is great at deflecting passes in the slot.
Delpit only has a few weaknesses. For starters, while he is usually good at tackling, he needs to mitigate the amount of missed tackles and the number of times he tackles a ball carrier low. In addition, he should work on his zone coverage skills.
Overall Analysis
Grant Delpit is one of the best safeties in the SEC and all of college football. He is definitely one of the most physical players and one of the best ball hawks in college. To start the season Delpit is definitely a defender who most NFL teams should have in the first round of their 2020 mock drafts.
Compares to
Eric Berry, Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak