Richie Grant is a safety that has playmaking ability. He’s very fast but can over-pursue at some times. His angle taking isn’t strong, but he has great tackling ability. Not to mention he’s a deep coverage safety which is what the Colts need in their defense.
Grant played nearly 1,000 snaps in 2018 with 951 so the experience isn’t an issue, but rather physical skills. Starting his first year in 2018 he was a strength and a weakness for the team. Some games he’d make the play to win the game and others he’d lose the game on a play.
However, he logged 92 tackles on the season and proved to be a tackling monster with only 13 assists. On 92 snaps he did miss 14 tackles with an over 10% whiff rate which is high among safeties.
However, he doesn’t bite on double moves and always keeps his eyes on the quarterback. He doesn’t fall for pump fakes either when in coverage, which is an asset to any team. With 3 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles, he makes plays when he needs to, but missed tackles are a liability for the team. He also lacks in slot coverage skills while sometimes slipping and losing his footing. Overall, Grant could be a great pick up for the Colts in the fifth round if he falls there.