Grant Hermanns NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Mitchell Wolfe February 14, 2021 0 Comment
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Grant Hermanns is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Grant Hermanns is an offensive tackle from Purdue and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Hermanns started all of Purdue’s six games this season at left tackle. He allowed two sacks, one QB hit, 11 hurries, and 14 pressures. According to Pro Football Focus, Hermanns ranked 155th among offensive tackles (20% snap minimum) with an Overall grade of 65.8 (60.5 Pass Blocking, 68.3 Run Blocking).

Hermanns was a four-year letterman in high school, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior. He also was a heavyweight state champion in wrestling. Hermanns was a three-star recruit with offers from multiple Power Five schools. He eventually selected Purdue and redshirted his first year in 2016.

Hermanns earned the starting job at left tackle as a redshirt freshman but suffered a season-ending injury halfway through the year. He started nine games in 2018, missing three games towards the end of the year, but started every game the last two years. Hermanns was elected a co-captain the last two years and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors the last four years.

At the next level, Hermanns projects as a backup versatile offensive lineman. He has excellent size in terms of height and weight. He moves well and is very smart and patient. But Hermanns lacks the elite strength/power or athleticism to be a consistent, immediate starter. Furthermore, his short-ish arms may require moving inside to guard. Regardless, Hermanns possesses the necessary tools to play in this league and contribute on the backend of the roster.

READ MORE: 2021 College Gridiron Showcase Offensive Standouts

Scouting Capsule

Grant Hermanns NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

At the College Gridiron Showcase, Hermanns measured in with a height of 6 feet and 7 3/8 inches and weighed in at 313 pounds. His hands were 9 7/8″ and his arms were 33 4/8″ with a 79″ wingspan. At Purdue, Hermanns was listed at 6’7″ and 305.

Highlights

College Gridiron Showcase Highlight Videos Courtesy of Bengals Brawl Host Josh Cavalcante.

Scouting Report

Positives

  • Patient but quick on his feet with solid movement skills
  • Effective in pass pro to mirror rushers and maintain engagement
  • Would be most effective in an outside zone scheme, as he can move well and engage with blockers on the move
  • Great intangibles: very smart player, leader in the locker room, will draw teammates to him

Weaknesses

  • Does not get low enough in his stance, bending over at the waist and giving up leverage
  • Strength/power does not pop on tape, failing to generate tons of movement in the run game
  • Arms are a little short for OT but could be too tall for OG

NFL Comparison

Will Holden (Arizona Cardinals 2017-2018, Baltimore Ravens 2019-2020, Indianapolis Colts 2020-Present)

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Brawl Network. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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