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Aaron Green Scouting Report, RB, TCU. 2016 NFL Draft

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Not a marquee name, but someone who could develop into a very nice backfield option.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction


Hometown: San Antonio
High School: Madison High School
Recruitment: 4-Star Recruit Scout, 5-Star recruit by Rivals
Injuries/Discipline: Nothing notable

Measurables


Height: 5'11"
Weight: 203
Class: Senior
Projected 40 Time: 4.50

Stats


2015: 244 attempts, 1272 yards, 11 TD, 5.2 average. 16 receptions, 117 yards, 1 TD.
2014: 129 attempts, 922 yards, 9 TD, 7.1 average. 19 receptions, 168 yards, 2 TD.
2013: 72 attempts, 232 yards, 0 TD, 3.2 average. 4 receptions, 24 yards, 1 TD.
2012: Sat out per NCAA transfer rules
2011: 24 attempts, 105 yards, 2 TD's, 4.4 average. (Nebraska)

Positives


• Good production over the last two years.
• Protects the football well.
• Has excellent open field ability
• Shows a lot of balance
• Makes electric sharp cuts
• Good acceleration
• Good open field speed
• Reliable hands as a receiver
• Shows good patience
• Shows a natural feel for the position
• Shows good field awareness

Negatives


• Doesn't have a great deal of power
• Pretty much maxed out physically.
• Can get some happy feet behind the line.
• Tries to do too much on his own.
• Easy to bring down
• Pass protection needs some work

Conclusion


I have a lot of time for Green. He transferred to TCU for several reasons, but finding himself buried on a depth chart with Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah at Nebraska was one of the main ones. He's a driven individual who loves football and has a thirst for perfection. He landed in TCU and after spending one year on the sideline and one year getting back up to speed, he burst onto the scene in a big way in 2014 and 2015.


There is a lot to work on with Green, but he has so much talent and so much open field ability, that I think he'll make the perfect #2 RB for the next few years before taking on a bigger role. He has good speed but not elite, but it's his balance that separates him. He can stop on a dime and break ankles at will.


I don't think he'll be an early selection, and If I were in charge of a war room, I'd probably stick a 5th round grade on Green, but he has enough talent to keep me interested. I'm interested to see him develop as a pass catcher, because he does show a natural feel for receiving and if you can get him isolated on linebackers and safeties, he could do some damage.

Draft Grade: 60


90-100 = Exceptional Talent
80-90 = Impact Player
70-80 = NFL Starter
60-70 = Solid NFL Potential
50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed
>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick