LSU’s Grant Delpit is one name who’s been on the draft radar of many NFL scouts since he busted onto the scene in 2017. Delpit started all 13 games his freshman year, logging 60 tackles, one interception, and eight passes defended. His stellar performance continued on during his time in Baton Rouge, paving the way to achieve the Jim Thorpe award for the nation’s best defensive back. Delpit also went on to earn First-Team All-SEC and All-American Honors.
Delpit provides experience of playing numerous roles in the secondary while also getting limited exposure to linebacker. Due to his superior athleticism and processing skills, he may eventually get more looks in a hybrid type roll where defensive coordinators can utilize him in all sorts of positions.
Today’s NFL is becoming more versatile and the Raiders certainly lack in that area. Delpit would provide a high-upside defender to play alongside last year’s first-round pick Jonathan Abram, presenting two young intriguing playmakers to patrol the back end of the Las Vegas secondary.