Courtney Greene Scouting Report

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Courtney Greene Scouting Report

Position: FS
Conference: AAC
School: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #36
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 215 lbs.
Drafted 7.36 in 2009 by SEA

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Courtney Greene, FS, Rutgers

Few players can take as much credit as Courtney Greene for the defensive turnaround at Rutgers. Greene showed up as a freshman in 2005 and led the Scarlet Knights with 116 tackles while starting all 12 games. The following year he picked off a team high four passes and tallied 82 tackles en route to second team All-Big East accolades. As an upperclassman he turned into a leader for the team and tallied over 100 tackles for the second time in his career. He is not on pace to reach the century mark again in 2008, but he is getting close. At 6-2 and 215 pounds, Greene has the size to be a free safety in the NFL. He has great instincts and always seems to be around the ball, as all those tackles would indicate. To go along with his size and instincts, Greene has the speed to find the ball carrier. His first step is among the best of any safety in college right now and he always seems to cover a ton of ground because of it. Greene can sneak into the first day of the NFL Draft with a good showing at the combine. His senior season with Rutgers will not be his best or most memorable since the Scarlet Knights are having a horrible season, but that should not change how the scouts see Greene. 10/26 Update: Greene's 2008 campaign is pretty much mirroring the season Rutgers is having. It has been nothing special, but the occasional piece of quality play is there. Through eight games he has 56 tackles, one interception, two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. Greene is running out of time to show his stuff on the field and it could all come down to his performance at the combine. 1/14 Update: Greene (like the Rutgers defense) did not put up great numbers in 2008, but he did have a solid season, tallying 87 tackles and intercepting two passes. With fellow safeties Taylor Mays, Kam Chancellor and Myron Rolle staying out of the 2009 draft, Greene has room to turn into a second round pick with a good showing at the combine. Otherwise he will be in a large group of safeties that will be projected between the third and fifth rounds. 3/24 Update: Greene's lack of closing speed and poor hands did not endear him to scouts during Senior Week. His NFL Combine results did not help much either. However, Greene is still a solid cover safety and will deliver some big hits. His numbers will drop him to the middle rounds of the draft, but he could end up being a solid backup safety for quite some time.

Last Updated Mar-24-2009 by Joel Welser

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