Ladarius Green to Chargers: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Jon DoveContributor IApril 28, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 17:  Ladarius Green #89 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns is tackled by Dey Juan Hemmings #5 of the San Diego State Aztecs during the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Cajuns defeated the Aztecs 32-30.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Louisiana-Lafayette's Ladarius Green is a small-school tight end prospect who brings some value in the passing game. At 6'6" and 238 pounds, Green boasts the size needed to create mismatches at the next level. He combines his size with a 4.53 40 time, giving him the speed needed to stretch the field.

This tight end class doesn't have a lot of depth, increasing Green's attractiveness for teams in need of a receiving tight end.

Wes Bunting, of the National Football Post, pegs Green as H-back type.

He's a big slot guy who can make plays down the seam and can release off the line. However, he's not an in-line blocker and doesn't play well in tight areas vs. man. He has tools to be productive in the pass game, but there are limitations and you need to be creative to get the most out of him.

Green is a situational player whose biggest impact will come in the passing game. His inconsistent motor and lacking blocking ability is what will make him a part-time player. However, he has the frame needed to add bulk and improve as a blocker.

Early in his career, Green will be asked to line up in the slot or slip out. His combination of size and quickness creates a major mismatch. Look for this big target to get a ton of work in red-zone situations.

Green will be under the tutelage of Chargers' legend Antonio Gates, who also came out as a small school TE (Kent State).  We all know how much Philip Rivers loves to target Gates. With Green's speed, the Chargers look to "bolt" to the top of the AFC West.