Cornerback Brent Grimes is listed at 5′ 10″ but if anyone has ever met Brent Grimes you would know this might be a little bit of an exaggeration. Grimes has been told all his life that he was too small for football. That is why his only option after highschool was to go to a Division II school in Shippensburg, PA. Grimes played outstanding in this small school racking up 27 interceptions over his four years, which is a NCAA record for most interceptions while in college. However, despite this impressive fact Grimes did not get drafted in 2006 because he was too small and he came from a small school. This did not stop Grimes though and he tried out for NFL Europa where he had short stint with the Amsterdam Admirals, but Grimes wanted to play in the NFL. In the May of 2007, Grimes was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad where he continued to impress the coaches. Coach Smith has always admitted that Grimes was definitely the most athletic player he has on the team. With this athleticism Grimes finally made his debut on December 17, 2007 against the Arizona Cardinals where he racked up 11 tackles. In 2009 when the Falcons were struggling with their pass coverage Grimes stepped into the starting role and picked off 6 passes over the season, which tied for fifth in the NFL. Though Grimes has had trouble playing against bigger receivers because of his size he has managed to make up for it with a lethal combination of speed, agility, and an amazing vertical jump. Grimes ball-hawking abilities have started to get him some recognition and has improved his game each year he has been with the Falcons. Grimes has already totaled 11 tackles and a pick this year, but what has really stood out are the numerous pass deflections that he has made. Personally I am thrilled that we have Grimes on this team and I am looking forward to seeing some more interceptions from him in the future.