Rasheem Green

USC
DE

Prospect Info

College
USC
Hometown
Class
Los Angeles, CA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
275 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
9 7/8”

Prospect Grade

5.88
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 3 ‧ Pick 15
40 Yard Dash
4.73
Seconds
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
Broad Jump
118.0
INCHES
3 Cone Drill
7.24
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.39
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Yet another five-star recruit and High School All-American that chose to join the Trojans, Green is coming into this own. A future NFL five-technique due to his size, strength, length, and agility, Green started all 14 games at defensive tackle in 2017, garnering first-team All-Pac-12 honors after leading his team with 12.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks and being credited with 43 total tackles and four pass breakups. He started 12 of 13 games for USC in 2016, making 55 tackles, 6.5 for losses, and a team-best six sacks. The honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection also blocked two field goals (tied for fifth nationally) and two forced fumbles. As a true freshman, Green played in every game, posting 19 stops, one for loss.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Carlos Dunlap
Overview
Green's draft grade is based on projection over what he shows today. He has obvious upside that is waiting to be unlocked and unleashed, but he must get stronger and play with better technique and toughness. Green doesn't have the sand in his pants to hold up at the point of attack as an interior defender and will likely be targeted as a base end in 4-3 or 3-4 schemes with a likely role of reducing inside on passing downs. Green may need a team with a patient approach and willing mentor to guide him along his early stages. It will take time, but he should become an impact starter in the league.
Strengths
  • Tall with tapered waist and long limbs
  • Will carry an imposing frame once he adds necessary mass and muscle
  • Looks like a colt just getting his legs under him
  • Movements are fluid and athletic
  • Creates explosive bursts of power at point of attack when pad level is good
  • Has initial quickness to disrupt into gaps
  • Dislodges from blocks and vaults himself into runners and quarterbacks with sudden lateral burst
  • Has tools, traits and talent as a rusher
  • Has feet synced up with his rush work
  • Long levers gain access to blocker's edge
  • Has impressive ability to change his rush fortunes quickly
  • Hand slaps can be violent and effective at punishing blocker's initial punch
  • Uses long jab to stab and bull-rush the guards
  • Looks to knock passes down when rush stalls
Weaknesses
  • Play strength and body control are below average
  • Doesn't play with square pads and gets rolled off his spot and into the turf by down blocks
  • Took some losses when squared up with Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz
  • Inconsistent with hands and at setting edges
  • Focuses on battle in front of him rather than playing beyond it
  • Tardy in finding the football
  • Upright rusher with narrow base
  • Rush can be too "down the middle" and predictable
  • Rush plan is begging for a go-to counter
  • Allows opponents to take liberties with him late in play and after the whistle
  • Needs to scan barcode activating nastiness and edge
Sources Tell Us

"I wanted him to go back to school because he probably would have been a top-10 pick next year. He's not strong enough to handle NFL guys yet so this year may be a redshirt year for him. He's got some serious juice though. He's going to be a dude when it all comes together." -- AFC team regional scout

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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