Rashad Greene, WR

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Albany, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 182 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.492.671.63- 36 1/210'2"4.126.88

Player Overview

The leading receiver on three ACC Championship teams and one National Title team, Greene leaves Tallahassee with a number of Florida State records, including for career catches and receiving yards. Although his top-end speed is average, his route coordination and short-area quickness to create separation are his best strengths.

Greene will fight the ball at times, especially when he lets the ball come to him, but he has soft hands and the hand/eye coordination to improve his ballskills. He is accountable and reliable on the field and off with the ambition welcomed in the locker room. Greene has the skill-set ideally suited for the slot where he can be an impact player in the NFL, but his lack of size and physicality are question marks in his transition.

Although he missed four games in 2011 (Achilles injury), Greene made an instant impact as a true freshman and led the Seminoles in receiving, earning MVP honors in the Champ Sports Bowl. Greene improved his production as a sophomore and became the first Florida State player to score a touchdown rushing, receiving and on a return in the same season, finishing with a pair of punt return scores.

He was the leading receiver for the BCS National Champion Seminoles in 2013 and became the first Florida State wideout to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark since Anquan Boldin in 2002, earning First Team All-ACC honors. Greene had his most productive season in 2014 as a senior with a school record 99 catches for 1,365 receiving yards and seven scores, earning First Team All-ACC honors.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Balanced athlete with natural body control and gliding speed. Very good foot quickness at the line of scrimmage and in his breaks to release and create separation. Sharp plant foot to quickly change directions in his routes and show the quarterback his numbers.

Subtle patience, footwork and burst to set up his moves in single coverage. Very good feel in his routes to catch defenders off-guard. Savvy moves before and after the catch, controlling his momentum well. Runs tough and decisive with deceiving body strength - bounces back up after hits. Quick hands and eyes to find the ball with natural adjustments and concentration in traffic. Slippery after the catch with excellent spatial awareness and finishing speed. Knows where the sticks are and finds soft zones to work.

Very smart and his development has come natural to him. Experienced lining up inside and outside at the X, Y and Z positions. Experienced punt returner with a 12.3 average and two career scores (28/468/12.3/2). Trains and prepares like a professional with mature working habits. Perfectionist and humble winner. Soft-spoken leader and consummate teammate. Mature lifestyle with an infant son born Oct. 2013. Doesn't take plays off and wants to be the best.

Highly productive and first player in school history to lead team in receiving four straight years, including back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Finished career with 42-game streak of at least one catch. School record for career receptions (270) and receiving yards (3,830) with one 200-yard and 15 100-yard receiving games in his career.

WEAKNESSES: Average height with a string bean body type. Very lean muscled and will likely never reach 190-pounds. Below average strength and will be pushed around and overwhelmed at times by defenders. Smallish target with a limited catching radius.

Will never consistently win in contested situations and struggles with 50/50 chances. Speed is good-enough, but he'll never be the fastest player on the field. Will get locked up with his footwork and will get caught thinking too much about his feet, leading to drops. Too many body catches and doesn't consistently attack the ball away from his body Will have the ball ripped out at and after the catch point, struggling with the physicality part of the position.

Too much of a spectator as a blocker. Not a weakness, but more of a note: has a close relationship with his father who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute (Jan. 2013).

--Dane Brugler

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Jaguars' eight picks: Round 5/139 - Rashad Greene, WR, 6-0, 182, Florida State...Everyone knew the Jaguars would draft another receiver, it was just a matter of who and when. It came in the fifth round and was former FSU standout Greene who had 270 catches for 3,830 yards and 29 scores in his 51 games for the Seminoles. What makes Greene so attractive is that he can easily move inside to the slot receiver spot, enabling the Jaguars to keep their three talented rookies from a year ago (Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns) on the outside. Greene doesn't have the fastest speed, but his route-running and ability to catch the ball over the middle were exceptional at Florida State. - The Sports Xchange


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