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2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Grant Gibson, C, North Carolina State

Grant Gibson is a center from NC State who showcases great technique and strength to out leverage his opponents.  Hula Bowl scout, Ryan Jaffe breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Gibbons as an NFL Prospect in this article.
Grant Gibson is a center from NC State who showcases great technique and strength to out leverage his opponents.  Hula Bowl scout, Ryan Jaffe breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Gibbons as an NFL Prospect in this article.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Grant Gibson, #50
School (Code)NCST
DOB, Class Yr4/13/1999, Graduate Student
Height, Weight6011, 311
40 Yd Dash5.30
Arms, Hands3200, 1018
Position/DepthC/Starter
Honors/CaptainshipThird Team All-AAC / Team Captain
Season Viewed (yr)2022, 2021
Games WatchedSCCL, NCEA, FLMI
Scout Name / DateRyan Jaffe / 10/5/2022

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20225 GP (328 snaps)
202112 GP (898 snaps)
202012 GP (943 snaps)
201912 GP (923 snaps)
20185 GP (49 snaps)

Player Summary:

Three-year starter at OC who has very strong abilities in the run and passing game that are of great value to an NFL team. In the passing game, he is quick to get into his stance with hands ready to fire. Obtains a very powerful wide base, with good leverage, staying over his toes with his feet sunk into the ground. Uses his underwhelming height to his advantage by staying balanced and out leveraging interior defensive lineman. Very good latch due to strong hands and inside hand placement. Good knee bend and sinkage of hips allow him to stay balanced and leveraged throughout the play. Good in pass protection against power moves and speed moves due to his ability to latch and mirror the rusher’s feet. Can recover and redirect when beaten, due to his lateral quickness and ability to maneuver his hips to mirror the rusher. Very good awareness due to his ability to identify twists and stunts and negate the rush. Displays poor mobility on screens due to a lack of COD, making it hard for him to get a hand on defenders in space. In the run game, he is very explosive off the ball, shooting quick, strong hands into defensive linemen while rubbing his ribs, keeping elbows tight and hands inside. Very good zone blocker due to his lateral quickness and strength, pushing into the hips of defensive linemen, creating open gaps for the ball carrier. Good puller who will create a heavy impact on the edge with his solid leverage and strong hands. Ability to latch onto LBs at the second level due to having a strong punch and good timing, however, can struggle to get engaged due to his lack of mobility and COD. Plays with a high motor and competitive toughness that will keep him driving his feet downfield through the whistle. Displays eagerness to win by always looking for extra work.

Scheme Fit

OC

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Power Statement

Gibson is a very good run and pass blocker who can dominate with his great technique and strength. He is a very valuable player in both facets of the offense and is a great NFL prospect who can help a team win.

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