40-YARD DASH: 4.34 SEC
BENCH PRESS (225lbs): 13 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 35.5 INCH
BROAD JUMP: 129.0 INCH
- Top end speed
- Was a wide receiver, but moved to safety
- Can come from way behind to chase down ball carriers to make a tackle
- Excellent range for a safety
- Has length, speed and good ball skills
- Can handle man coverage
- Fast blitzer
- Has kickoff return experience
- Not a sure tackler, had 17 missed or broken tackles last season
- Only one year as a starter
- No tackling technique and relies on shoulder hits instead of form tackling
- Played high safety so much the rest of his coverage is flawed
- Gives away yards from being indecisive
- Doesn’t posses natural instincts
- Misses chances to make a play on the ball due to a lack of awareness
T.J. Green is a project with a high ceiling at safety. He brings value as a special teamer his rookie season, but is limited to what he brings on defense. He has top-end speed for a safety, but doesn’t bring much else to the party.
Whomever takes him will need top end coaches for their defensive backs if they want Green to be more than a special teams player. I like his fit with Denver in the late 3rd-late 4th, but with Darian Stewart heading into a contract year, I'm not sure they can afford a pick that high on 2-3 year safety project. Green's best value for Denver is mid day-three, which is the 5th and 6th rounds.
Broncos Round Projection: Late 5th
Where He Goes: Middle of day three
Per sources: Many scouts are low on Green. All he brings to the table is speed. Coaches see this and are low on him as well. There's a chance he goes undrafted, but some team will fall in love with his speed.
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