Cody Grimm


Dec 13, 2009
Cody has a chance to be a WSTD and a backup safety, which is pretty good on such an anti-White team. GO CODY!

The tough odds Cody Grimm will have to overcome to make the Bucs'
roster as one of Saturday's seventh-round picks are nothing new to the
former Virginia Tech walk-on.

"I'm obviously used to overcoming
odds," said Grimm, a projected safety who had one football scholarship
offer â€" from I-AA William & Mary â€" but turned himself into a starter
and first-team all-ACC outside linebacker for the Hokies.

"When I
play football, regardless of who we're playing, every time I come out
of the tunnel, I'm ready to play. I'm not scared of anyone."

5 feet 11, 210 pounds, is the son of former Redskins guard and current
Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm, who will be inducted into the
Hall of Fame in August. His brother, Chad, who also played at Virginia
Tech, is an offensive quality control coach for the Cardinals.

The Bucs play at Arizona on Oct. 31, giving a chance for son to go up against father and older brother as a rookie.

were talking about drafting me, but the bottom line is that they
didn't," Grimm said. "So if I get to play against them, obviously, I
want to stick it to them."

Grimm has a penchant for forcing
fumbles. He tied an NCAA record by forcing three against N.C. State on
Nov. 21 and forced seven during his senior season. Bucs coach Raheem
Morris said he liked the enthusiasm he heard in Grimm's voice when he
called to let him know he had been drafted.

"He certainly has the
athleticism, certainly has the toughness and certainly has the
pedigree," Morris said. "We're really fired up to get him."

Tech is respected nationally for its commitment to special teams. And
for Grimm to make the Bucs, he likely will have to make an impact there
as he did with the Hokies.

"At Virginia Tech, it's different from
every other college because we actually take honor in playing on our
special teams," said Grimm, who also had scholarship offers in lacrosse
coming out of high school in Virginia.

"At Virginia Tech, guys
like (Seahawks fifth-round pick) Cam Chancellor and me, we enjoy playing
special teams. I was in special teams meetings all the time, and I like
playing them.

"I hope that gives me an advantage in the NFL."

Rookie safety and On the Fringe member, Cody Grimm,
has raised some eyebrows at camp as he continues to make plays and give
himself a real chance to be on the final 53-man roster.


Hall of Famer
Oct 23, 2005
check out Cody's Grimm highlight here, the announcers actually said: "i don't know what his 40 is (...) but he is fast, plays real fast, runs with the receivers..."

a white guy who's fast? no way


Dec 13, 2009
<h1>ACC All Access: Virginia Tech's Cody Grimm rips through his 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine</h1>

Though he may have come to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis considered
a longshot to get drafted, Tech linebacker Cody Grimm appears to be
making the most of his chance to perform in front of the

Grimm, a former walk-on turned All-ACC first team
selection who was measured at the combine at 5-foot-11 and 203 pounds,
ran the 40-yard dash today in 4.54 seconds.
It was third-fastest among
the 32 linebackers that chose to participate in the event. He was one of
just eight linebackers to run a time sub-4.6 seconds. Mississippi
State's Jamar Chaney had the fastest time among the linebackers at 4.51
seconds, while Florida State's Dekoda Watson was second at 4.53 seconds.

Grimm is fighting an uphill struggle just to wind up on the draft board
for some team (he's the second-shortest and by far the lightest of the
linebackers at the combine), he has at least given folks something to
think about with his 40 time. He also did 21 reps in the bench press,
which wasn't spectacular, but it wasn't awful considering he weighed 22
pounds less than the bar he was lifting.

His scouting report writeup below is a joke...


Jun 28, 2010
Supposedly he ran a 4.64 electronically after they "reviewed the footage", this is what is listed on, but on one of his 40 yard runs on campus, an engineering major from Tech looked at the film of all the players that ran and had did something to where he could time it right when it started and right when it ended, I think the margin of error was .02. He had Grimm in the 4.5 range, and this was before the 2009 season, before he was preparing for the combine. Similar to how Gerhart's "official" time was never released and Peyton Hillis' 40 yard time went from 4.58 to 4.64 after he started at halfback for the Broncos. I think Dallas Clark's 40 time has been going down over the years.

Joe Haden was a top cornerback and ran a 4.6, he went 7th overall in the first round. yet he are told guys like Kyle McCarthy went undrafted because of their 40 times, (McCarthy had 100+ tackles each of the past two seasons and 5 picks last season). McCarthy ran in the 4.5 range at his pro day.

Grimm should get a chance to start at safety but hes on the wrong team.


Hall of Famer
Oct 23, 2005
Bucs are determined to have John Lynch as their last entrenched white safety. even if Grimm starts he would just take blame and be eventually replaced... safeties for some reason are easiest to discriminate, few people know the game well enough to truly recognize who's responsible for a busted coverage. it makes it all too easy for media and dwf to blame the usually lone starter, who no matter how fast (Sabby) or how good of a tackler (most of them) always seem to suffer from such imaginary vices as stiff hips, not good enough in coverage/run support... right now Eric Weddle is probably the only white safety who's safe as a starter. Reed Doughty and Craig Dahl are just waiting to be replaced, and i think i am not forgetting anyone here, Steltz will probably sit yet another season, Sabby's gone, stellar collegiate athlete McCarthy probably won't even make the Broncos...


Hall of Famer
Nov 19, 2006
Ontario Canada
Spot on backrow! It is always blame "whitey" at this position. The fans and most of the media have gotten so ridiculous that when a white safety makes a tackle "it's a bad thing". They automatically assume that the white safety was beat in coverage and then made a "recovery" tackle. Yet, by their strange beliefs this shouldn't be possible (as whites lack recovery speed).

Most of the time it was the white safety cleaning up for a black CB getting beat in WR coverage- or a black LB or DL missing a ball carrier where the white safety makes the run stop as the last line of defense. Remember for white safeties, tackles = bad.
We'd need to make grounds at CB for it to improve for white safeties, because it is easier to evaluate if a CB can "cover"- which would help dubunk the stereotype that whites can't.

The NFL seems to be castifying more at QB, Safety, o-line and MAYBE TE in the last couple years- as it gets better at WR, LB and POSSIBLY RB.


Hall of Famer
Aug 2, 2007
North Carolina
The NFL is definitely going to "limit" the number of White LBs and TEs.

For one thing, it looks like there might be more black TEs in college right now, a spike in the last few years.