I will say that I do have some concerns about injury risk with Vea because of how he plays right now, hip tossing 300-plus-pound men is bound to take a toll on you at some point. How will it affect Vea’s play if he can’t rely on his power to be successful?
The honest answer is nobody knows.
What I do know is right now, today, Vea looks like a damn monster on tape manhandling dudes who don’t appear to be used to getting manhandled. Unless something showed up in his medical evaluations, I’m pretty sure I would take a chance on his body holding up. Suh still hasn’t broken down and he still plays just as violently as ever, after all.
Vita Vea may have only been a name to me a few days ago, but now, after watching his film, I have to say he is the second-most physically dominant interior defensive lineman I have ever broken down, behind Aaron Donald. I watched four games of Vea kicking ass and taking names and I didn’t need to see another down to make that assessment. If a team needs an interior defensive lineman this year I don’t think they could do better than Vea and I haven’t even watched any other interior defensive linemen yet.
I just can’t imagine seeing anybody better this draft season.
Since I don’t have access to all-22 for college football games, I use the next best thing for my draft profiles and go to Draft Breakdown where they post the TV copy of a bunch of top prospects’ games already cut up and ready to go. For the purposes of this breakdown I watched Vita Vea play against UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, and Washington State Those represented the eighth, ninth, 10th, and 12th games on Washington’s schedule last season, respectively.
WR Ryan Grant, Ravens Editor’s note: Grant failed his physical and his Ravens deal is null and void, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Grade: C In a two-day span in which fortune has smiled on midtier wideouts, Grant was no exception.
The Tulane product was always one of Jay Gruden’s favorites during his time in Washington, but it was also telling that the organization signed Terrelle Pryor to a one-year deal last year in lieu of promoting Grant into the starting lineup.
When Pryor bombed out, Grant assumed a larger role and posted a 45-573-4 line.