Listed at 6’7″ and 300 pounds, Grant Hermanns, a 23-year-old native of Albuquerque, started for Purdue for four years. He was selected for the Big Ten All-Honorable Mention team in 2020.
Prior to switching to Purdue, three-star high school recruit Hermanns pledged to Iowa State. For the 2016 Boilermakers season, he redshirted.
Hermanns gained the starting left tackle job in 2017 and participated in the first six games before getting hurt, which caused his season to end. He was injured again in 2018, however, he was still able to make nine starts despite missing some time.
He continued to perform well in 2019, starting a career-high 12 games. In the compacted season of 2020, he also started each of the six games. On the Big Ten team, he was given an honorable mention.
At the end of the season, Hermanns was selected for the East-West Shrine Game, but the contest was ultimately postponed. Despite a great pro day, the Jets chose to sign him as an undrafted free agent in 2021 after he was passed over in the draft.
Despite being tall, Hermanns lacks bulk and has a small wingspan. He was only 265 pounds when he was signed, and scouting reports suggest that he lost some of his quickness after bulking up.
Is Grant Hermanns injured?
Grant Hermanns is currently not injured. All of his numbers during his pro day were approximately normal, except his broad jump (107 inches) and short shuttle (4.58), which were all above average. He performed 26 bench press reps, clocking a time of 5.29 seconds for the 40-yard dash.