Jordan Grimes Scouting Report

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Jordan Grimes Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: Big10
School: Purdue Boilermakers
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #66
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 325 lbs.

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jordan Grimes, OL, Purdue

Jordan Grimes has been a model of consistency during his four years at Purdue. He has started 38 of the 47 games he has played in during his collegiate career. Grimes started all 11 games in 2005 at right guard when the Boilermakers allowed a school record low of just 9 sacks. He also started all 14 games at right guard during 2006 when Purdue led the nation, allowing just 3.57 tackles for loss allowed per game. Grimes started every game so far this season for the Boilers as well. However, the Lafayette Journal and Courier reported that he is likely to miss the Motor City Bowl on December 26. Like fellow Purdue alums Matt Light and Nick Hardwick, Grimes doesn't stand out as a top prospect at first look. He isn't exceptionally fast for an offensive lineman, nor is he above average in the power department. What Grimes does excel at is using his superior technique to keep his quarterback unscathed. He isn't straight line fast, but Grimes has good lateral quickness. He finishes blocks and while pass blocking is his specialty, his run blocking is underrated. Grimes should be one of the first two or three guards taken in the draft and could hear his name called in the third or fourth round. Jordan Grimes did not participate in any of the post season all star games because of injury. The emergence of some other prospects, coupled with his injury, could push him to the fifth round. Hopefully for Grimes, he can make it back in time for the NFL combine to show he's still a third to fourth round pick.

Last Updated Feb-13-2008 by Randall Weida

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