Grant's vision and speed make him a legitimate breakout candidate, though scouts would like to see him turn upfield to run between the tackles more often, rather than rely on his speed to attack the perimeter.
--Rob Rang (8/13/14)
The search is on at Auburn to replace Tre Mason, the Heisman finalist who rushed for 1,816 yards and 23 touchdowns a year ago, and the winner could ironically enough be Grant, a player who first signed at Alabama. Grant, an Opelika, Ala. native, redshirted with the Tide in 2010 and sat out the 2011 season per NCAA transfer rules. He saw limited duty on special teams in 2012 but finished second to Mason among running backs a season ago with 647 yards, averaging an eye-popping 9.8 yards per carry.
03/07/2015 - 2015 Pro Days: Five Takeaways from Week One...5. Combine snubs impress: Every year dozens of players are drafted who weren't invited to the NFL combine. Last year, for example, 32 players were selected after not being invited to Indianapolis. Among this year's snubs who boosted their chances at hearing their names called in the draft after impressive Pro Day workouts were Auburn running back Corey Grant, Texas A&M cornerback Deshazor Everett and Utah State linebacker Zach Vigil. The 5-foot-9, 201-pound Grant didn't see a lot of playing time behind Cameron Artis-Payne at Auburn but certainly stole the show at the Tigers' Pro Day, showing off his explosiveness in the 40-yard dash (4.30 seconds), vertical jump (37 inches), broad jump (10-7), and bench press (22 reps), while also showing soft hands during pass-catching drills. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com