Dre Greenlaw

Arkansas

Prospect Info

College
Arkansas
Hometown
Class
AR
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
237 lbs
32 1/4”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.20
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
San Francisco
49ers
Round 5 ‧ Pick 10
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40 Yard Dash
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Bench Press
24
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Vertical Jump
33.0
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Broad Jump
117.0
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3 Cone Drill
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20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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A Fayetteville native, Greenlaw was an all-state selection after his senior year with 119 tackles, four interceptions and 10 pass breakups. His mental transition was seemingly as easy as his geographic transition, as he earned All-Freshman accolades in 2015 by topping all SEC freshmen with 95 tackles (11 starts, 3.5 tackles for loss). Greenlaw missed six regular season games with a broken foot (42 tackles in seven starts) and then injured that foot again the team's bowl game. Healthy again in 2017, Greenlaw made 103 tackles, 1.5 for loss, for the Razorbacks as a 12-games starter at the Will linebacker spot. He again missed time with an injury (high ankle sprain) his senior year. Greenlaw was productive in the nine games (eight starts) that he played, however, posting 80 stops, 6.5 for loss, two sacks, and two interceptions.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
NFL Comparison
Kevin Pierre-Louis
Overview
Run and chase 4-3 WILL linebacker with the quickness to flow ahead of blocks to the football, but a lack of willful aggression to fire downhill and put his stamp on games. It will be difficult for Greenlaw to make a living with nothing more than clean-up tackles on his own side of the ball so he needs to turn that speed and athleticism into weapons of disruption. His speed and athleticism give him a chance to carve out a career as a special teams ace and nickel cover talent.
Strengths
  • Four-year starter
  • Smooth athlete with loose hips
  • Plays with quick flow to the football
  • Rangy with NFL-caliber play speed
  • Shows ability to chase down jet sweeps and drag crossing routes
  • Displays body control and tempo in his movement
  • He's usually be around the football
  • Above-average agility as open field finisher
  • Reactive athleticism mirror ball-carrier and tackle in space
  • Possesses physical gifts for man coverage
Weaknesses
  • Looks small, plays small
  • Rare to trigger downhill and attack backfield
  • Too much hesitation in stepping into run fits
  • Needs to improve functional strength
  • Gets wired to blocks rather than playing off of them
  • Needs to get better at eluding lead blocks and climbers
  • Below-average pop in pads as tackler
  • Doesn't play with desired football IQ
  • Gets caught out of position in run game and zone drops
Sources Tell Us

"Good athlete. Former safety. He runs well, but I don't think he's tough enough to trust him in a game. He better be really good on special teams unless he finds more dog inside him." - NFC area scout
GRADE
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