Replacement for Sensabaugh

When the Jaguars selected Gerald Sensabaugh in the fifth-round of the 2005 draft, he was hardly a household name. Although injuries kept Sensabaugh from reaching star status in Jacksonville before his departure a couple months ago, the Jaguars have their eyes on a player that has flown under the radar for much of the draft process.

Rutgers safety Courtney Greene is a strong, athletic safety who was somewhat "hidden" as he played his collegiate ball in Piscataway, New Jersey. Still, the 6'0", 212 lb. prospect made his way onto the Jaguars radar following a very solid combine as he moved from the 12th ranked safety prospect all the way to seventh, according to Scout.com.

At the combine, Greene ran a 4.54 40-yard dash, recorded a 34.5" vertical leap, had 21 reps on the bench press, and broad jumped 9'8".

Post-Combine Skinny:
He had a really nice weekend. The 4.54 was strong, and he appeared to be a natural as he motored through the short drills. It was the workout that proved he belonged in an NFL backfield, and with his size, it was a workout that showed he could be special with a little bit of work.

As a senior, Greene recorded 87 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and a sack, while leading a very good Rutgers secondary.

This is what the Scout.com scouting report on Greene had to say:

Positives:
Exceptional athleticism … An intimidating force. Makes big hits … Good speed and quickness when the ball is in the air.

Negatives:
Tends to go for the big hit over the routine play … Short. Tough, but short … A strong safety at the next level. His skills likely won't translate to free

With the Jaguars current starting strong safety position likely featuring former Philadelphia Eagle Sean Considine, a rookie like Greene could very well come into training camp and win the starting job, or at least be a capable fill-in.

Greene is currently projected as a fourth to fifth-round pick.

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