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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LSU S Grant Delpit

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LSU S Grant Delpit
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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Grant Delpit, S, LSU

Career Snapshot
Three-year starter who earned First Team All-America honors, led the SEC with five interceptions and made 74 tackles (9.5 for loss) with five sacks and nine pass breakups as a sophomore in 2018. Earned Second Team All-America honors and made 65 tackles (4.5 for loss) with two interceptions, two sacks and seven PBUs as a junior in 2019. Made 10 starts as a true freshman and posted 60 tackles (3.5 for loss), one interception and eight pass breakups.

Positives
Explosive safety who was productive in all areas of the position. Tracks the pass in the air, works well with cornerbacks to bracket receivers over the middle of the field and displays a nice move to the throw. Quick, explosive and fast to every area of the field. Rarely off his feet, breaks down well and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.

Displays excellent range from sideline to sideline. Fires up the field and gives effort to defend running plays and screen passes. Instinctive, sudden player who shows excellent awareness and flashes on the scene out of nowhere. Aggressive and explodes through tackles but also shows great discipline. Displays timing and anticipation and plays within the system.

Negatives
Not a sure-handed or stout tackler and lets ball carriers run through his arms at times. Possesses poor hands for the interception.

Analysis
Delpit has been a force on the LSU defense the past three years and is a three-down safety who is effective in coverage or run defense. He’s a good athlete who plays with great intensity and solid instincts and just needs to brush off his game. Delpit will be great value outside the top 20 of the draft, and I expect him to have an immediate impact as a rookie in the NFL.

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