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Ladarius Green Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January - 29 - 2012
"2012 NFL Draft prospect, Ladarius Green"Ladarius Green

UL Lafayette

Ht. 6-6 Wt. 236

Strengths:  Ladarius Green is a long limbed, lean athlete that is a natural plucker of the ball.  He shows good body control and attacks the ball at its highest point.  He runs well for his size with above-average straight-line speed.  He can play multiple positions including Slot, TE, and H-back.  He’s a much better blocker on the move and can seal.  Could be a redzone threat with his length and body control.

Weaknesses:  Green struggles as an in-line blocker.  He pops straight up on the snap and lacks to strength to move defenders.  His route running leaves a bit to be desired as he’s leggy and doesn’t change directions well.  He can’t get in and out of breaks well or with any burst because he’s so linear.  A slow twitched athlete with long speed and no burst. 

Bottom Line:  Green has some upside as a Joker/move TE in the NFL who can play in the vertical game on the seam.  His in-line blocking is a liability and will require teams to create around him.  He could be a major weapon in the redzone and in specific packages but needs some solid coaching and work on blocking.

Draft Projection:  3