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Courtney Greene S 6' 212 Rutgers 4.54

By: Robert Davis

Greene has been one of the most productive safeties in college football over his career. He was a freshman All American in 2005 when he had a career high 116 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and 1.5 sacks. As a sophomore he had 82 tackles, 2.5 for loss, a sack, and four interceptions on the year earning All Big East honors for his success. A year later Greene again earned All Conference honors after topping the century mark in tackles with 101, 2.5 for loss, a sack and an interception. Greene ended his college career with 83 tackles, 1.5 for loss, one sack, and one pick.


Greene is an active safety that covers a lot of ground. He is excellent at seeing the action in front of him and flowing to the ball. He has very good instincts and is always one of the first defenders on the scene. Greene is physical and aggressive, and is very good near the line of scrimmage. His experience is at free safety, but his physical nature would allow him to shift over to the strong side in the NFL.


Greene’s game is more suited to SS in the NFL, not free safety. He does not have the discipline or the change of direction skills to stay with receivers in man coverage. He also has not been the playmaker he should be for the amount of time he is around the ball. Greene is best at moving forward and making plays, but he has missed some tackles this season and needs to do a better job securing the play because that is what his role will be in the NFL.


Courtney Greene shows a lot of ability that projects to the NFL, and he has the talent to be a starter some day. There may not be any elite safeties this year, but there are some players that can make an impact in the NFL. Greene is one of them, and he could be a steal in the fourth round.

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