Reports this evening have the Dolphins signing (or about to sign, as signings aren’t “official” just yet) undrafted burner Nic Grigsby out of Arizona. A sub 4.4 40 yards dash and, from the look of it, some nice ankle-breaking ability. We found this impressive write-up at Fantasyfootballmetrics.com. And of course, please enjoy the Youtube highlights, complete with the obligatory instrumental rap song.
#6b = Nic Grigsby, Undrafted Free Agent (Arizona)…If you are looking for the single best 2011 RB prospect from an all-around physical standpoint — it is Nic Grigsby. A sub-4.4 40-yard dash, the best agility metrics among the 2011 RBs, the highest vertical jump for a RB in our database history, the best broad jump among the 2011 RBs, a decent size at 5’11, 199 pounds and an above average bench press…no one is close to Grigsby physically across-the-board in this draft, or almost any other draft. The obvious question, why didn’t Grigsby get drafted? I read/hear — fumble issues (he has a decent hand-size, so no issue there), he had some injury issues, and general college inconsistencies.
His actual college performance was not great in the past 2 seasons, but as a Sophomore — Grigsby ran for 1,153 yards and had 13 TDs. Grigsby finished his career 2nd all-time at Arizona with 28 rushing TDs. Honestly, I have no idea why some team didn’t take chance — there may be something off-field, but I have yet to find it. If you want to “swing for the fences”, this is your pick — knowing you may strikeout. I doubt anyone is going to have Grigsby on their Dynasty Rookie Draft list. BEST COLLEGE DATA MATCH = Reggie Bush