2011 NFL Draft: How Well Would Alex Green Work as Back for Atlanta Falcons?
Atlanta Falcons Draft: Falcons could use depth at running back:
Alex Green was one of the best running backs in the nation last season in college. The Hawaii product may not be a household name, but he sure was productive. After running for nearly 1,200 yards and averaging a national-best 8.2 yards per carry, Green got the attention of NFL scouts.
He's visiting with the Atlanta Falcons April 19, reports Jason La Canfora of The NFL Network. The Falcons have a premier running back in Michael Turner, but Jerious Norwood is recovering from injury and will be a free agent once a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached.
Jason Snelling is a solid backup to Turner but is more of a bruiser that won't be breaking off any 75-yard runs. Atlanta missed Norwood's ability to get to the endzone every time he touched the ball. Green has that capability.
With 4.53-second 40-yard dash speed, Green would be a nice pickup in a middle round. With a few carries per game, he could provide a darty change-of-pace to Turner's downhill running style.
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