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Virgil Green (TE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    249 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Nevada
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 1 (204)

Pick Analysis: Medical issues caused Green to slide all the way to the seventh round, but he is an incredible talent. If he stays healthy, he could be a steal for the Broncos.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press23.0 reps
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.4 sec
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Overview

Green's an undersized, athletic, pass-catching tight end / H-back with big-play potential who doesn't bring much to the table as a blocker. Has good burst off the line and doesn't idle down in and out of his breaks but is susceptible to press coverage and doesn't exhibit great awareness against zone coverage. Possesses outstanding ball skills. Did not make a load of explosive plays in college but has a high ceiling here due to his speed and hands. Shows good effort as a blocker and could improve technique but lacks natural size and strength to excel in this area. Green could sneak into Day 2.


Strengths

Green has great speed for a tight end. Explodes off the line and out of his breaks to gain separation. Has excellent hands. Plucks and snatches away from his frame and secures the football without losing speed. Can get up the seam and make the over-the-shoulder grab. Flashes potential as a second-level blocker. Outstanding intangibles.

Weaknesses

Does not have adequate NFL tight end size and lacks growth potential. Struggles as a blocker. Lacks power at the point of attack and technique needs refinement. Must improve ability to locate soft spots in zone coverage. Still developing as a route runner. Can be neutralized at the line by press coverage.

Grade

5.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. Virgil Green stands out

    Published: Feb. 26, 2011 at 01:46 p.m.

    Nevada's Virgil Green impresses early with the second-best vertical jump and broad jump since 2000 among tight ends.

  2. First Draft: Virgil Green

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 03:00 p.m.

    What gets Nevada TE Virgil Green's testosterone flowing? Find out from the "do-it-all" tight end himself.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Virgil Green

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 08:18 p.m.

    Watch Nevada TE Virgil Green perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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