Today ,the Rutgers Scarlet Knights received some good news; they’d be keeping one of their standout receivers for another season. Janarion Grant was granted a medical redshirt by the Big Ten and is now eligible to play another season at the collegiate level, according to NJ.com.
Grant, who is the Scarlet Knight’s most explosive offensive player when healthy, missed a majority of the season.
In only the fourth week of the season, Grant broke his ankle and was ruled out for the remainder of the season; a bitter end to his career at Rutgers. With the added year, all parties involved benefit greatly; Grant in particular.
Mel Kiper had Grant hanging around late into the draft; possibly a day three pick, and mostly because of his special teams ability. But now with another year to prove himself, he might be able to increase his draft stock a little bit. At only 5 foot 10 inches and 180 pounds, he is not the ideal size for the professional level.
This past season, the Scarlett Knights finished dead last in yards from scrimmage and second to last in scoring. With Grant back in the fold and hopefully healthy, they could reasonably improve on those numbers.
(They certainly couldn’t make them any worse).
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