Ethan Greenidge

Villanova
OL22

Prospect Info

College
Villanova
Hometown
Class
Flanders, NY
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
327 lbs
34 3/4”
Hands
10 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade

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Greenidge (pronounced green-idge) is a Long Island native who was named a Suffolk County All-Star his senior season. Villanova saw his talent immediately, trusting him to start nine games at left tackle as a true freshman. He started all 13 games there in 2016 and then earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a junior after starting 11 contests on the blind side. Greenidge was a first-team All-CAA pick in 2018, starting 10 games, seven at left tackle and three at right tackle.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
It could be difficult for teams to find the best fit for him due to his physical features. Greenridge measures under 6-foot-5 but has long arms. He carries the weight of a guard but on a high-cut frame. As a tackle, issues with balance and technique will be hard to mask and he lacks leverage and drive strength teams look for inside. His size and length should get him a Day 3 look in the draft, but he needs additional development.
Strengths
  • Carries NFL size with good width through chest and hips
  • Arms are nearly 35 inches with big hands at the end of them
  • Widens out and centers up on base blocks
  • Adequate mirror when engaged and in space
  • Shows ability to quickly locate second block of combo blocks
  • Arm length can disorient rushers when punch is efficient
  • Able to open his hips and drop adequate anchor
  • Might offer tackle/guard roster flexibility
  • Runs feet through contact to stick and maintain blocks
Weaknesses
  • High-cut with long legs and high center of gravity
  • Lacks characteristic lower-body girth as potential guard convert
  • Pops up tall after snap, causing immediate loss of leverage
  • Needs to bring more pop with him into initial contact
  • Below-average strength as drive blocker
  • Too slow for back-side cutoffs laterally or on second level
  • Severe issues with over-extension of weight to outside foot in pass sets
  • Loses his length with wide hand, "hugging" punch
  • Body control and balance are areas of concerns in run and pass
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