Rasheem Green NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Seattle Seahawks' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) is chased by Southern California defensive tackle Rasheem Green (94) during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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POSITIVES

—Athletic penetrator with a dangerous first step.

—Lined up at defensive end and tackle so he's scheme-versatile, but best projection is as a 5-tech.

—Quick in space and knows how to get skinny to shoot gaps.

—Perfectly fits sub-package personnel because of his ability to play end and then kick inside.

—Smart pass-rusher who uses his tools to set up and counter blockers.

               

NEGATIVES

—Light and lean lower body causes him to get pushed around in the run.

—Teams (and fans) will have to be patient with his development.

—Poor leverage firing out of his snap leads to less talented blockers owning him.

—Could stand to be tougher at the point of attack—mentally and physically.

—Junior entry could have used more seasoning in college.

               

OVERALL

Rasheem Green is a tools projection with the room to grow into a dominant frame and player. Improving his power base to better hold up against the run is a must, but he could still make an impact as a Round 2 or 3 player in 2018.

               

GRADE: 6.50 (Round 2-3)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Allen Bailey, Kansas City Chiefs

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