The LSU Tigers are always a loaded football team in terms of talent and this year’s group of Tigers are no exception. Grant Delpit was productive for LSU every season that he was on the field. Delpit finished off his college career with a National Championship and winning the Thorpe Award for the top defensive back in the country.
Delpit has the size at 6’3” 200 lbs to play the safety position on Sundays. Delpit is impressive when it comes to pass coverage, his speed will surprise you and he has adequately played bot the man and press coverage. Delpit has a nose for the football and if he cannot pick the pass off, he makes sure the receiver won’t either. The element of Delpit’s game I like the most is that he will not shy away from contact and will attempt to bring the ball carrier to the ground.
I would like to see Delpit get more physical when he is making the tackle. Delpit is a willing tackler, but his tackling needs to be cleaned up and more consistent. Delpit’s athleticism will bail him out and keep him from making mistakes.
I have Delpit going in the late-first to early-second round. I like Delpit’s game overall but at times his tackling will leave something to be desired. Delpit will make plays on the game ball and I think a team that has problems in the secondary will value Delpit and likely draft him early.