Teams are always looking to add more weapons to their passing game and there is no lack of options at the wide receiver position in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Trevon Grimes. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the former Florida and Ohio State wideout.
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Trevon Grimes Draft Profile
An Ohio State transfer who underwhelmed in his first two seasons in Gainesville, Grimes had a breakout senior campaign and proved to be a big-play threat with speed and size he knows how to use. He’s at his best attacking in contested-catch situations, where he battles and high-points the ball effectively, making him a red-zone force. He’s a long strider with the speed to take the top off a defense, and he tracks the ball effectively downfield. When working underneath, he uses his frame well and consistently comes back and attacks the ball.
Grimes doesn’t show much in the way of initial quickness or sharpness. He’ll struggle to create separation and will have to work with a QB who trusts him winning on tight-window throws. He competes after the catch but doesn’t offer much more than the ability to turn and battle through traffic.
Grimes might ultimately be too limited for a full-time role, but his ability to win downfield and in the red zone will lead to impact plays in the NFL.
Final Grade: 2nd/3rd round