Gerri Green

Mississippi State
EDGE

Prospect Info

College
Mississippi State
Hometown
Class
Greenville, MS
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
252 lbs
33”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.16
Better-than-Average Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Indianapolis
Colts
Round 6 ‧ Pick 27
40 Yard Dash
4.63u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
24
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
114.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.27
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.42
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Gerri (pronounced GAIR-ee) Green grew up in Greenville, Miss., and was one of the top 12 players in the state his senior year, according to the Clarion-Ledger. He took a redshirt year in 2014, and then played well enough the following year (49 tackles, 2.5 for loss, two interceptions) that he earned a start in the Belk Bowl (played in all 13 games on the year) and SEC coaches voted him to their All-Freshman squad. Green was a key reserve in 2016, making 43 stops and breaking up one pass. Coaches started him at outside linebacker for all 13 games in his junior campaign. He racked up 38 tackles, 11 for loss, five sacks, three pass breakups and an interception he returned for a touchdown. Green started all 13 games again in 2018, posting 31 stops, 6.5 for loss, and 3.5 sacks.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 7-Priority free agent
Overview
Green's tape was much better in 2017 than in 2018 when he was allowed to play as an edge linebacker rather than a defensive end. He is missing the necessary play strength to set strong edges and rush acumen to threaten as an NFL pass rusher at this time. With his length and athletic ability, he could be a practice squad candidate as teams look to increase his strength and school him up as a rusher for a future push for a roster spot.
Strengths
  • Closing burst to the quarterback is solid
  • Upper body turn to flip the edge and attack the pocket
  • Good straight-line speed to pursue and tackle
  • Much better in space than with his hands in the dirt
  • Possesses desired length
  • Active hands to bat down passes
  • Experience as true 3-4 edge and as hybrid end
  • Soft hands to pull in interceptions from coverage
Weaknesses
  • Play strength is well below par
  • Skinny legs with unstable base to set an edge
  • Slow to unglue from tackles with sticky hands
  • Gives away outside shoulder and loses contain
  • Plays too tall
  • No real rush plan is noticeable
  • Doesn't have enough power to unlock rush counters

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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