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A.J. Green (WR)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    211 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Georgia
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Cincinnati Bengals
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 4 (4)

Pick Analysis: While some expected the Bengals to look for a quarterback of the future, the Bengals opt to take one of the top playmakers in the draft. Green is a polished receiver capable of thriving as the No.1 option in the passing game. He could team with Chad Ochocinco to create a formidable receiving tandem or allow the Bengals to part ways with their enigmatic pass catcher as part of an offensive makeover.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.5 sec
  • Bench Press18.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.5 inch
  • Broad Jump126.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.91 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.21 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.46 sec
Buzz

Overview

Green is one of the finest receiver prospects in the last few years. Has the ideal length, refined route-running skills, hands, and big-play ability to become one of the league's top players at the position. Displays tremendous acceleration and fluidity for a taller player. Is a consistent vertical threat because of his outstanding combination of deep speed, height, ball skills and leaping ability. Very productive underneath gaining separation or catching the ball in a crowd. Occasionally has difficulty with bigger, more physical defensive backs and would like to see more attitude when run blocking. Was suspended once by NCAA but character appears to be solid. Green likely will go in the top 10, perhaps top five.


Strengths

Green possesses prototypical height, a wide catch-radius, and very good speed. A true vertical, big play threat. Explodes off the line. Eats up cushions immediately. Doesn't idle down in-and-out of his breaks. Displays the ability to uncover against zone. Can haul in the poorly thrown pass and wins most jump balls. Productive over the middle. Very competitive.

Weaknesses

Only possesses adequate bulk. Can be harassed at the line by physical press-man corners with good size. Bigger defensive backs will compete with him for 50-50's. Would like to see more sustained effort and physicality while run blocking. Suspended by NCAA for selling a jersey.

Grade

8.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. Bengals pick A.J. Green No. 4

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:36 p.m.

    The Bengals select Georgia WR A.J. Green with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - WR AJ Green, Georgia

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Georgia wide receiver AJ Green.

  3. A.J. Green pro day report

    Published: March 22, 2011 at 06:44 p.m.

    Mike Mayock reports from Georgia pro day, where WR A.J. Green shined despite NFL scouts and coaches not being able to watch his workout live.

  4. First Draft: A.J. Green

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 05:08 p.m.

    Find out what makes former Georgia WR A.J. Green tick from NFL Network's Path to the Draft.

  5. 2011 combine workout: A.J. Green

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 12:53 p.m.

    Watch Georgia WR A.J. Green perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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