Marcus Green

Louisiana-Monroe

Prospect Info

College
Louisiana-Monroe
Hometown
Class
MS
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 8"
190 lbs
30 3/4”
Hands
9”

Prospect Grade

5.40
Priority free agent
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Atlanta
Falcons
Round 6 ‧ Pick 31
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Green was one of the top all-purpose performers in the Sun Belt Conference the past four years, earning first-team all-conference nods as a receiver and all-purpose player in 2017 and 2018. A finalist for the 2018 Paul Hornung Award as the nation's best all-purpose threat, Green led the Red Hawks in receiving (50-855-17.1, eight TDs) and contributed as a rusher (20-193-9.7, one TD) and returner (19-385-20.3 kickoffs, 5-85-17.0, one TD punt). Green was an offensive weapon (team-high 54-812-15.0, five TDs receiving; 14-185-12.5 rushing) and special teams demon, tying for the FBS lead with four kickoffs for touchdowns (27-876-32.3 total, 13-101-7.8 on punt returns). He led his team in receiving in 2016 (36-344-9.6, four TDs) as a part-time starter, as well as in his all-purpose ways (14-123-8.5 rushing; 14-298-21.3 kickoff returns; 10-94-9.4 punt returns). Even as a redshirt freshman, he managed to garner honorable mention all-conference honors as the ULM's top pass-catcher (63-698-11.1, seven TDs) while returning some kickoffs (10-202-20.2).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority free agent
Overview
Full-throttle slot receiver with explosive speed to gain vertical separation, outrun pursuit after the catch or on kick returns. Green lacks fundamentals as a route-runner and is fully reliant upon raw speed to create advantages. He struggles to finish contested catches so fine-tuning his routes and improving his hands are mandatory. He may never be able to reign in his high-octane pace for better control, but his speed, diversity and return talent could land him on Day 3.
Strengths
  • Can give you carries to go along with catches
  • Ran blazing 4.39-second 40-yard dash at Pro Day with good leaps to match
  • Accelerates quickly to top gear off the snap
  • Plays to his speed and extends the field from slot
  • No fear over the middle
  • Explosiveness creates natural separation
  • Has playmaker potential as catch-and-run specialist
  • Cut and slash agility in open field
  • Finishes runs with aggression
  • Fearless returner with four kick return touchdowns in 2017
Weaknesses
  • Runs in space rather than creates routes
  • Routes offer little to no patience
  • Too fast into the top of the route
  • Doesn't look to rock corner off-balance at break
  • Double catches with inconsistent hands
  • Struggles badly to secure contested throws
  • Below-average late adjustments as ball tracker
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league