Seahawks.NET Draft Report: David Greene

With the first of their two third-round picks, the Seahawks selected Georgia QB David Greene, a solid poteneial backup who may fill a need.

THIRD ROUND (85th Pick Overall)

With the 21st pick in the third round, the Seattle Seahawks have selected Georgia QB David Greene.

SCOUT.COM PLAYER OVERVIEW:

David Greene
School: Georgia
Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 226 Year: 5Sr

Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior after numbers of 58.5%/2,508/20/4. Junior totals included 60.3%/3,307/13/11. Set an NCAA Division I-A for most victories by a starting quarterback with 42.

Positives: Intelligent, tough passer best in the short field. Sets up with solid footwork, senses the rush and patient throughout the play. Buys time for receivers, displays a good sense of timing and rarely has pass catchers waiting on his throws. Excellent field awareness, does not make poor decisions and finds the open receiver. Tough and will play with pain.

Negatives: Takes a while setting up in the pocket, steps out of throws and cannot elude the rush. Lacks the explosive release, overall arm strength, and tends to be high of the mark.

Analysis: An efficient college passer with good quarterback skills, Greene offers limited upside for the next level, yet could be very effective in a backup role. Better suited to play in a short, timing passing offense.

DOING THE MATH: 4.75 in the 40-yard dash … 340-pound bench press … 425-pound squat … 265-pound power clean … 31½-inch vertical jump … 32½-inch arm length … 9 5/8-inch hands … Left-handed.

THE .NET REPORT:

Scott Eklund:
Heading into the season, Greene was projected as a possible Heisman candidate. Those lofty accolades never materialized as Greene seemed to level off productivity-wise. He is very smart and is very accurate in the short and intermediate throws. His 42 victories as a starter are the most ever in Division One (he broke Peyton Manning’s record of 39 late last season). His arm strength is only average and he isn’t very mobile, but what he lacks in mobility he makes up for in quick decision-making and toughness. With Matt Hasselbeck signing a multi-year contract this offseason, Greene is most definitely a project for Mike Holmgren. He is an intriguing prospect, but he may have been a slight reach at this point. Most likely a solid backup, at least initially.


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