|No. 19 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||October 30, 1992|
|Place of birth:||Athens, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight:||161 lb (73 kg)|
|High school:||John Horn (TX)|
|NFL draft:||2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 186|
With the 186th pick in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select WR Jakeem Grant 5′- 6″ 161 LBS from Texas Tech . This diminutive multipurpose player was one of the fastest players in the draft but was not invited to the NFL combine because they didn’t think he would be drafted. Though small in stature he has a big heart and a strong will to succeed and I am sure he is a many of fan favorite to make the team. Speed is the one thing you can’t teach you either have it or don’t and Jakeem is loaded with speed.
STRENGTHS: Instant speed and hits his top gear with his first few steps, eliminating pursuit angles…slippery runner and tough for tacklers to square him up due to smaller strike zone – like trying to tackle smoke…best in space where he can utilize his elusive start/stop suddenness and can make defenders miss in a phone booth…weaves through the defense with fearless vision…vertical speed to stack cornerbacks and pull away late…tracks the ball well over his shoulder, catching the ball in stride…zone buster and creates quick separation…toughest player on the team, according to the Texas Tech coaches…averaged 6.0 yards per rush on end-arounds and backfield screens (33/199/2)…extensive kick return experience, averaging 24.9 yards per return with four career scores (87/2,169/4)…motivated by his three young children (Jakeem Jr., Kaylie, Kylie)…productive career, leaving Lubbock with several school records, including receiving yards (3,289).
It is exciting to see this guy in action and if he can stay healthy and make a name on special teams first then he can become a special weapon on offense that will create mismatches to the Dolphins advantage.
You have to love an underdog and Jakeem Grant might just be that one guy that continue to prove the naysayers wrong, he is a little man with a huge chip on his shoulders and an inner confidence that is hard to deny. Should he make the roster he will be a weapon the coaches will use at will.
They are calling him Mighty Mouse in camp