Alex Green, RB, Hawaii

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Alex Green, RB, Hawaii

Postby Pudge » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:32 pm

Hawaii Senior
40: 4.53


SHows nice power and straight-line speed. Hits hole hard and does a nice job running behind his pads. Breaks tackles against defensive backs. Has nice balance and able to get yards after contact. Shows some ability to sidestep defender on the second level. Comfortable in pass protection and shows some ability to cut a pass rusher off the edge.


Lacks lateral quickness to avoid the hit, and not super shifty. Misses assignments in pass protection.


Playing in Hawaii's run n' shoot attack, he's comfortable in the passing game. He worked well out of their pistol offense at times, and the most productive rusher for Hawaii since their conversion to the run n' shoot over a decade ago. As a senior, he had 146 carries for 1199 yards (8.2 avg) and 18 touchdowns, with 27 receptions. After a junior year where he had 86 carries for 453 yards (5.3 avg), 2 touchdowns, and 11 receptions. A JUCo transfer from Butte JC along with Baylor OG Danny Watkins. He had 1037 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore, with 519 and 3 as a freshman at Butte.


Green has the potential to develop into a situational player and third down back if he can become more polished in terms of pass protection. He isn't anything special as a runner, but has nice power and can be a nice change of pace rusher. The best you'll probably hope for is him developing into a similar player and niche as Jason Snelling. He's not a guy that is going to get a ton of reps on the ground, but if he can add value on special teams and produce on third downs early in his career, he has a chance to stick as a No. 3 guy long-term.


Green can push Snelling for his role, but he's not an upgrade. He'd be hard-pressed to make the roster as a rookie unless the Falcons didn't keep Snelling this year. He could make hte practice squad and be developed for a year or two and hope he can add value as a reserve. But he's not going to be a major factor as a rusher. He can get some reps but more in the role as a guy that spells the back to keep feature guy fresh, rather than a guy that will be a regular on offense.


Green could potentially add some depth down the road as a third down back enough to get some looks late in the seventh round. But he's more in line with undrafted talent.

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.0
Power: 3.0
Agility: 2.5
Vision: 2.5
Hands: 3.0
Blocking: 3.0
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