Scouting Report on Geneo GrissomHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game settingby Barry Every - 11/03/2009
- SpeedBlue Chip
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthDivision I Player
- AgilityBlue Chip
- Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Has a lean, athletic lower body like a basketball player. His upper body is extremely developed with wide shoulders, thick chest and really long arms. He is built similar to a young Robert Quinn of North Carolina.
Needs Improvement: Needs to improve lower body strength and size in order to help with cut blocks and battling runs straight at him. Grissom needs to play in control because he has a tendency to overrun plays.
Most Impressive: His pursuit of the quarterback is relentless, as he uses his long arms to reach out and catch them off-guard. He also does a nice job closing passing lanes by getting his arms and hands up at the right time.
Conclusion: Expect Grissom to start his career off as a weakside defensive end and eventually grow into an interchangeable defensive end. If he proves to be a threat as a pass rusher expect him to play early, especially in definite passing situations. It is hard to keep big, athletic guys that can run off the field, even as freshmen.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina