2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: FB Garrett Groshek

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Garrett Groshek has been a long-time secondary ball-carrier for the Wisconsin Badgers and he enjoyed his most productive season in 2020 despite Wisconsin’s abbreviated schedule. Groshek doesn’t profile as a featured back in the NFL and his best role at Wisconsin was when he was charged with being the backup to Jonathan Taylor out of the backfield. With a college pedigree that features years of working in the background and having a limited role, whichever NFL team he lands with can be sure that he’ll embrace the role he’s given on the roster. What’s the ceiling? I think he can be a viable backup running back in a scheme that emphasizes gap/power and looks to run the ball between the tackles in high volumes. Groshek has had success as a pass-catcher as well and taken third-down reps—not that he’d command that role as a 220-pound back in the NFL, but at the very least you know you’ve got a player with soft hands. 

Ideal Role: Short-yardage specialist, backup running back.

Scheme Fit: Multi-back, multi-TE offenses.

Written by: Kyle Crabbs

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Kyle Crabbs

Founder and Director of Scouting

Kyle Crabbs is the Founder and Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.

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