Grant Hermanns, a 23-year-old Albuquerque native who is listed at 6’7″ and 300 pounds, started for Purdue for four years. In 2020, he was named to the Big Ten all-honorable mention team.
Three-star high school recruit Hermanns originally committed to Iowa State before transferring to Purdue. He redshirted for the Boilermakers’ 2016 campaign.
Hermanns won the starting left tackle position in 2017 and played in the first six games before sustaining an injury that ended his season. He missed time in 2018 due to an injury as well, although he was still able to make nine starts.
He continued to play well in 2019, starting a career-high 12 games, and he also started each of the six games in the compressed season of 2020. He received an honorable mention on the Big Ten team.
Hermanns was chosen for the East-West Shrine Game at the end of the season, but the game was ultimately canceled. He had an intense pro day, but after being passed over in the draft in 2021, the Jets signed him as an undrafted free agent.
Hermanns is tall, yet he lacks bulk and has a little wingspan. He was only 265 when he was recruited, and scouting reports indicate that after he bulked up, he lost some of his quickness.
Aside from his broad jump (107 inches) and short shuttle (4.58), which were both above average during his pro day, all of his numbers were about average. He completed 26 bench press repetitions and ran the 40-yard sprint in 5.29 seconds.
Grant Hermanns signed a 2 year, $1,575,000 contract with the New York Jets, including an average annual salary of $787,500. In 2022, Hermanns will earn a base salary of $705,000, while carrying a cap hit of $705,000.