Photo of Darrell Greene
Grade
5.52 ?
  • 5.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 98.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.98 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 321LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

This Georgia native had started 25 straight games at right guard for the Aztecs heading into the 2015 season and was poised to make a name for himself with NFL scouts. Greene made headlines for the wrong reason, however, as SDSU head coach Rocky Long suspended him along with four other players for six games after positive tests for marijuana. Contrite for his mistake, Greene came back to start the final seven games of the year, helping the team produce two 1000-yard rushers for the first time in school history. The 2014 honorable mention All-Mountain West selection will have to answer the same questions about the suspension again and again during the pre-draft process, but also has enough good tape to make teams take the time to consider his talent.

Analysis

Strengths

Thick ball of power. Has broad shoulders and and a lower body made for mashing. Able to generate early movement with initial punch and completes job with leg drive. Tape shows several plays where defenders are torqued to the ground by Greene?s tremendous power. Plays with a mean streak. Completely erases defenders with wash blocks and down blocks. Effective combo blocker with decent timing up to the linebacker. Has enough athleticism to be used as pulling guard. Works to mirror and stay engaged to pass rushers.

Weaknesses

Squatty with short arms. Upright lateral mover as zone blocker making cross-­face blocks challenging. General flexibility in lower half may never be ideal. Iffy radar when asked to strike moving targets in space. In pass protection, can be a little slow to see twists at times and impatience causes him to lunge. Teams will dig deep into background after six-game suspension levied by NCAA due to positive drug test.

Sources Tell Us

"He got clipped by the NCAA for the weed, but he's not considered a bad kid in that building at all. They go to bat for him over there." -- West Coast area scout

NFL Comparison

Shaq Mason

Bottom Line

Stocky, prototypical right guard with the power to unclog running lanes and help a rushing attack looking to dominate with the physical over the finesse. Greene lacks the length NFL teams usually look for but his tremendous power could be an off­set. His NCAA suspension for drugs will be heavily vetted before teams decide to pull the trigger on Greene, but the power and NFL ability is there.
-Lance Zierlein
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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.