Name Position School: TJ Green – Safety – Clemson
Games Watched: Alabama, Louisville, Florida State
Measurables: Green is 6 foot 2 inches and has 32 inch arms while weighing in at 209 pounds. He ran the fastest 40 time in NFL history for a safety at 4.34 seconds. He could play wide receiver, cornerback, safety, and return man at the next level. He also had an elite broad jump at 129 inches and a solid vertical at 35.5 inches. His bench press time was weak but it is not as vital to the type of player he plays as because he relies on speed and instincts. Green is more of an athletic freak than Kearse despite the label being placed on Kearse.
Strengths: He has elite speed and the 4.3 forty time was not a fluke because it showed on the film. He also has elite acceleration which lets him play up close and close holes in the run game, come off the edge in the passing game, or cover down the field. He has excellent instincts and can track the ball well. He has the range to cover the entire length and width of the field. He has the ability to flip his hips and run in coverage which is crucial.
Weaknesses: He made several mental errors in coverage which were devastating to Clemson. He is not good at playing the deep ball and can get burned, the cardinal sin for a safety. He has a slender frame which can be blown up by linemen. His tackling is adequate at best and a liability at worst. He did manage to solo tackle Derrick Henry at the line of scrimmage.
Summary: TJ Green is a one year starter at the college level who originally played wide receiver. He uses his athleticism to enhance his play and has solid instincts. His speed and acceleration is elite which lets him make and finish plays that others cannot. He had good effort and did not shy away from contact. He has mental errors in zone coverage; it is unknown if it is because he cannot or if he needs time to learn. TJ Green is a third round prospect with excellent upside after a year or two of learning in a professional environment.