2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Trevon Grimes

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After beginning his career at Ohio State, Trevon Grimes quickly pivoted to Florida (2018). After transferring there, he found a home and settled in during his time in Gainesville. Showing positive signs in 2019, he became a more featured player during his final season with the Gators. Grimes is a big-bodied receiver that is best when placed along the boundary. With below-average speed, but long strides, he has the ability to threaten defenders in front of him. A go-up-and-get-it style on vertical patterns, he has the ball skills necessary to haul in tough catches in man coverage situations. A mainstay as a run blocker, he provides extra value during short motions to in-line positions on the backside of runs.  

Ideal Role: WR3 or WR4 that’s used mostly as a Z receiver. Grimes can be a chain-mover that’s also a frequent target in the red zone.

Scheme Fit: West Coast or Erhardt-Perkins “Z” Receiver or big slot option.

Written by Jordan Reid

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Jordan Reid

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Jordan Reid is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Gaining experience from various lenses of the game, he has previously served as a college quarterback, position coach, and recruiting coordinator at North Carolina Central University. He now serves as a Color Commentator for FloSports, covering both high school and college football games around the country while also being the host of The Reid Option Podcast.

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