Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Doran Grant is unlikely to see much playing time in 2015 on the defensive side of the football, but the Ohio State product and fourth-round selection has right mind-set nonetheless.
Being as the Steelers currently have a stacked depth chart at cornerback ahead of Grant, he’ll likely have to wait until 2016 before he gets an opportunity to compete for playing time.
Grant should, however, get every opportunity to make plays on special teams during his rookie season. Thanks to him being fast and physical, he should compete to be a gunner on the punt coverage unit in addition to covering kickoffs.
“He’s an aggressive corner and likes to tackle,” said Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who played with Grant at Ohio State.
As far as goals go for Grant in 2015, he again has the right mind-set
“Just to help out this team the best way I can,” he said.
Grant was a First-team All-Big Ten selection last season after starting all 15 games. He started his final two years and was voted team captain in 2014.