by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
February 2005
Boomer Grigsby   LB   Illinois St
Strengths

Boomer is a powerful kid. He has a very good burst to the ball and is a smart player. He has excellent speed and is a good leader. He really likes the hitting and is a good tackler. Boomer leaves it all out on the field. He will become a core player and a fan favorite for the team that drafts him.

 

Needs to Improve

Right now Boomer is not the best LB in the passing game, but he will get better with experience and learning how to deal with his limitations. I guarantee it.

 

Talent Board Round  3

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…just draft the kid! He is a player. He is the type of kid that goes out and hits and plays with great effort on every play. He is the type of kid that understands the entire game and the best way for him to impact the game. You would like to see him in a 4/3 with two big-butt boys in front of him so that he can flow to the play and make the tackle. He reminds me a lot of London Fletcher. That’s the MLB that recently Mike Martz admitted to making a big mistake in letting London go. London entered the NFL as a free agent pick up after the completion of his draft year. He is now a core player and was a core player for the Rams also. Boomer is the same size as Mike Singletary, a 2nd rd pick in 1981, and has almost the same intensity that Mike had when he played. That’s the difference between the good, great and lousy MLB`s -- intensity. Boomer has that and more. His size will downgrade him by the “experts”. I got a feeling that Boomer has been booming people since he jumped out of his Mother, landed on two feet and proceeded to head up, wrap, squeeze and drive - right into the doctor that delivered him.