Scouting Report: CB Eric Green

The Dolphins are in the market for a cornerback to replace departed starter Andre' Goodman, who signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos, and this week brought former Arizona Cardinals starter Eric Green for a visit. To get the lowdown on Green and what kind of acquisition he might be, we turned to's Brad Wilbricht.

Here's what Wilbricht had to say about Green, who career resume includes 33 starts but only two interceptions:

"Green, a former third-round draft pick, spent four seasons in Arizona but failed to crack the starting lineup on a full-time basis. While he has sufficient size, speed and athleticism, his production was limited during his stint with the Cardinals. Green managed only two career interceptions and never played an entire 16-game season.

"Green has an explosive first step and his fluid hips allow him to turn and run with most NFL receivers. Green features average ball skills and is not particularly strong in run defense. In addition, his lack of focus and poor footwork has hampered him up to this point in his career.

"Following the emergence of rookie CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Green was demoted out of the starting lineup. He then dropped even further, losing his role in Arizona's nickel package. Green was replaced by journeyman CB Ralph Brown and was ultimately deemed replaceable by the Cardinals' front office.

"A fresh start could do wonders for Green, who has the ability to perform at a high level. However, he'll need to shed his reputation as a career underachiever in order to compete for a starting position with a new team."

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