Grant nominated for the 2007 AFL National Draft. He was selected by the Bulldogs with their first selection (#5 overall) in the hope that he would add height and marking power to the Bulldogs small forward line..
On 22 February Jarrad (who was named as an emergency for the NAB Cup game later that night against the Bombers) was stung by a stingray. Ironically he played for Dandenong Stingrays at Under 18's level and 22 February was Steve Irwin's birthday, who was fatally wounded by a stingray in 2006. He was later released from hospital but missed the game.