Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
There isn't much Khaseem Green can't do.
He isn't the biggest. He isn't the fastest. He isn't the strongest.
But Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene is the most versatile linebacker prospect of the 2013 class.
Measuring in at a shade under 6'1" and weighing just 236 pounds, the former safety turned out to be the best linebacker in the Big East after Greg Schiano moved him there in 2011.
Since settling in at weak-side linebacker, Greene posted 141 tackles as a junior and 136 as a senior. However, he's more than just a tackling machine. Because of his rare athleticism, instincts and speed, Rutgers' best defensive player also racked up 26.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, eight passes defended and eight forced fumbles over the past two years.
As Rob Rang of CBS Draft puts it, "[Greene] possesses the agility and straight-line speed to elude blockers and beat backs to the edge. Showed improved patience and awareness in his second season at linebacker, rarely taking false steps and exploding towards the ball."
While he probably will have to stick at 4-3 weak-side linebacker at the next level, a good defensive coordinator will be able to feature Greene as a lights-out playmaker.