During my recent interview with the 6-foot-1, 234-pound linebacker, he told me he had just received a questionnaire from the Packers and that he's also talked to the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants in recent weeks.
Grant played in the Hula Bowl in January and talked with representatives from the Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars while in Hawaii. He's also drawn interest from the San Francisco 49ers in recent weeks.
Larry Grant talks to the media prior to the BCS Championship game.
AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato
During his senior campaign with the Buckeyes, the Big Ten All-Academic linebacker, who has playing experience at all three linebacker positions, made 51 tackles (43 solo), 9.5 tackles for a loss, grabbed an interception, blocked a field goal and blocked a punt. Grant's standout performances on special teams and his speed will be a huge draw for NFL teams, who count on their rookies to make an impact on special teams while they adjust to the NFL game.
With Tracy White schedule to become an unrestricted free agent, the Packers will be seeking linebackers to possibly fill his position if White signs on with another team.
Grant also is bound to impress NFL team officials who give him an interview opportunity at the Scouting Combine with his friendly and well-grounded nature. And he'll be a positive influence in any NFL locker room.
"I'm a humble person, and my family and my teammates know that I'm a humorous guy who doesn't make any enemies," he said. "I'm someone that others on the team will love to be around."
You can learn more about Larry Grant by reading the NFL Draft Q&A feature that will be published this week across our network of NFL team sites and at our Ohio State team site.
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