Photo of Courtney Greene
Grade
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  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 212LBS. Weight

Overview

Greene was a first-team All-Big East pick in 2008 after twice earning second-team All-Big East notice and also Freshman All-American honors. He's been exceptionally durable, starting 51 straight games during his career. A tackling machine, Greene eclipsed 100 stops twice in his first three years as a starter at both the free and strong safety spots. His production dropped a bit this season (87 tackles, one for loss, two INTs), but his blend of size and speed could be enough to make him a top-75 pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Versatile, has started at free and strong safety. Nice height and solid upper and lower body. ... Closes quickly on run plays from the deep secondary. ... Greets receivers rudely across the middle. ... Aware of down and distance and works hard to prevent long third-down conversions. ... Reads the quarterback's eyes and closes on the ball quickly. ... Can be effective on the blitz, timing his move well, but is not sent in very often. ... Durable leader, plays through injuries. Negatives: Tends to hit more than tackle, and will drop his head too often in the open field. ... Stays high in his backpedal and footwork is choppy. ... Must work on man coverage technique and improve reaction as receivers chew up his cushion. ... Discipline is an issue, as Greene gets sucked in by play-action and at times fails to get deep. ... Runners freeze him in the open field. ... Does not have great lateral movement, and is best being a hammer when the play is in front of him. ... Needs to prove he can play the ball in the air against taller receivers.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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