2017 NFL DRAFT

Ladarius Green, TE

School: La.-Lafayette  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
9333
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 4/110 - Ladarius Green, TE, 6-6, 238, Louisiana-Lafayette...Antonio Gates has some tire wear remaining, but he's not getting younger and has been slowed by injuries. In Green, the Chargers might have Gates' eventual replacement. - The Sports Xchange

04/26/2012 - "With the way the NFL is moving now toward a hybrid tight end," Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth said, "I think he is going to fit in at that spot nice in the National Football League. "I see him as a hybrid, because he's never going to be a 265- or 275-pound tight end at the point of attack. (But) he's a kid that can get on you, and also he can really beat you out wide too. He's got great ball skills." From innovator Kellen Winslow back in the day to Tony Gonzalez, Dallas Clark, Antonio Gates, Chris Cooley and, most recently, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, hybrids have thrived in the NFL. Some NFL teams, though, see the Pensacola-Booker T. Washington High product as a 'big-receiver' type much more so than others. That in mind, much regarding Green's future will depend on which team winds up drafting the projected second-to-fourth rounder. "But I think he's the kind of guy that can go either way there," said Ron Hudson, the former Cajuns offensive coordinator who helped recruit Green to UL. "They (NFL scouts) are looking at him, and obviously their question is 'Can he put some more weight on?" Hudson thinks he can, though just how much - the 6-foot-6 Green was listed at 6-foot-6 and 236 pounds late last season - remains to be seen. "Regardless - if he (doesn't add much weight) - all of a sudden he's a huge target," said Hudson, now the running game coordinator at UMass. "He's a great red-zone target. "His eagerness to do the things that involve blocking - being an in-line blocker - will help him as well. He has the tools to be an extended receiver, but he has the willingness to be an inside blocker. He actually takes great pride in that. Those are all qualities people are looking for, because it's selfless." - Tim Buckley, The Daily Advertiser

03/21/2012 - ULL Pro Day: It's not often that representatives from all 32 NFL teams flock to Louisiana-Lafayette to take in the Ragin' Cajuns' annual Pro Day. But with a pair of top 100-caliber prospects this year, Tuesday's workout was very well attended. Cornerback Dwight Bentley is the No. 69-rated overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com and No. 9 at cornerback. He could go as high as the second round on Friday night of the draft. Even more intriguing might be Ladarius Green, a 6-6, 238-pound tight end ranked fourth at the position by NDS. Green benched 225 pounds 17 times, one more than he did at the Scouting Combine, and also improved his vertical leap one inch to 35, according to Scout.com. Green has scheduled visits with 10 teams according to the report, and could be in a position to rise up draft boards. In a weak class at the position, Green has the versatility to play tight end or split out wide - which is increasingly coveted in NFL schemes. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange

12/19/2011 - 2011 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: Ladarius Green (Louisiana-Lafayette, TE, Sr.), has been selected All-Sun Belt Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season. A Mackey Award semifinalist for the second straight season, Green was slowed by an injury at the beginning of the season, but returned to post 45 catches for 486 yards and seven touchdowns over the final nine games of the season. He erupted for an SBC single-game tight end record with 13 receptions vs. La.-Monroe. Green is the NCAA active career leader in touchdowns by a tight end. - ULL football

12/19/2011 - Ladarius Green went out a winner. And in January, he'll be coming home to play on the biggest stage for college seniors. The former Washington High standout had five catches for 121 yards and a touchdown to help guide his Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajun squad to a 32-30 win over the San Diego State Aztecs in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. After the game, the euphoria continued for the senior as he was informed he had been selected to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. "Words can't describe how this feels right now," Green said. "Winning at the end (of the game) with a big kick, that's what you dream about. "My mother, my stepdad, my brothers, my girlfriend, my friends, everybody was here tonight. Like I said, I just can't explain how it feels." Louisiana-Lafayette Director of Football Operations Troy Wingerter was Green's position coach his first three years with the Ragin' Cajuns and watched him develop into one of the nation's top tight ends. Green was a two-time John Mackey Award semifinalist, as well as a two-time All-Sun Belt first-team selection. "I've never met a kid in my life who deserves to end his career better than him," Win??gerter said. - Brady Aymond, Pensacola News Journal

12/17/2011 - Scouting the Louisiana-Lafayette passing game: The Cajuns might have the league's top QB in junior Blaine Gautier, who has passed for 2,488 yards and 20 TDs this season. He is also the Sun Belt leader in pass efficiency (150.3 rating) for the 40th-best passing offense in the country. Gautier can also beat teams with his legs. It helps that he has talented weapons in WR Javone Lawson (54 catches-899 yards-6 TDs), WR Harry Peoples (53 catches-647 yards-1 TD) and TE Ladarius Green (46 catches-485 yards-7 TDs). - The Sports Xchange

09/26/2011 - TE Ladarius Green, a returning All-American, finally made an impact for the Cajuns this season. The senior caught three passes for 56 yards and one touchdown, a 41-yard reception in the second quarter. He had one catch for minus-1 yard in two games this year after suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for one game. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2011 - TE Ladarius Green hurt his shoulder last week and finished with one catch for minus-one yard. The senior, a returning All-American and 2010 semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, will be evaluated this week before determining if he will play against Kent State. - The Sports Xchange

09/05/2011 - Granted, ULL is a team that the Pokes' defense should have handled. The Ragin' Cajuns ranked in the bottom third of the nation in total offense last season, have no clear answer at quarterback and an offensive line that lacks depth and experience. But the OSU defense did not allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter, when most of the first unit was off the field. The Cowboys got a pass rush without much blitzing, recording five sacks and four quarterback hurries. And they held ULL tight end Ladarius Green, a legitimate NFL prospect, to one catch for negative-1 yards. "We stepped up," said cornerback Devin Hedgepeth, who snagged his first career interception Saturday. "I know there were a couple of points on the board, but as a defense, we didn't give up too many. We came out and played as a team, and I think it was a statement game. "We're a great defense, and we can play with anybody in the nation." - Gina Mizell, News Oklahoma

09/03/2011 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma State, Sept. 3 - The Cajuns open the Mark Hudspeth era on the road against one of the top teams in the country. Oklahoma State has a lot of firepower on offense and will be favored to win this one handily. KEYS TO THE GAME: Pressure the QB. The Cajuns struggled to find the quarterback last season, racking up only 17 sacks. Oklahoma State was seventh nationally last year in fewest sacks allowed per game (0.77) and returns all five starters up front. For the Cajuns to have any chance, they have to get to QB Brandon Weeden or it's going to be a long night. PLAYERS TO WATCH: TE Ladarius Green - The senior dominated opponents last season, earning multiple All-America accolades after hauling in 44 passes for 794 yards and seven TDs. He's on the preseason watch lists for the Mackey and Biletnikoff Awards. - The Sports Xchange

08/29/2011 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: TE Ladarius Green - This 6-foot-6, 232-pound senior is the team's most dangerous offensive weapon. He already ranks in the program's top 10 for career receiving yards (1,595), career touchdown receptions (14) and career catches (98). Green is a likely All-American again this year and has NFL talent, so the Cajuns need him to stay healthy to spark the offense. - The Sports Xchange

08/28/2011 - Come 2012 and likely long beyond then, Ladarius Green will be playing on Sundays. No one in or around the UL football program seems to have any doubt about that. For now, though, the day of the week mattering most to Green is Saturday. "Of course I want to make the NFL," the senior tight end said. "But I've got to focus on this season first, now, before I even think about going to the NFL." It's a refreshing attitude for a star-in-the-making, one whose statistics and resume speak with volume cranked to the max. He's already fourth in school history in career receiving touchdowns with 14, and seventh in career receiving yards with 1,595. Last season he led all tight ends nationally in receiving yardage with 794, along with receiving per-game average (79.4), receiving yards-per-catch (18.0), games with 80 yards or more receiving (seven) and receiving TDs (seven). "He (Green) is kind of the total package that you're looking for," UL assistant head coach and tight end coach Reed Stringer said. "He has such an unbelievable skill set, because he's physical (and) his receiving skills probably are as good, or better, as any tight end in the country." - Tim Buckley, The Daily Advertiser

07/19/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE (COACHES): Ladarius Green (ULL, Sr., TE), has been selected Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football for the 2011 college football season as voted on by the Sun Belt Head Coaches and Media Representatives. In 2010, Green led all tight ends nationally in receiving yardage (794), receiving yards-per-game (79.4), receiving yards-per-catch (18.0), games with 80 yards or more receiving (7) and receiving touchdowns (7). Green led all players in the Sun Belt with four 100-yard receiving games and in yards-per-reception (18.0) en route to first team All-Sun Belt honors. Green, a two-time All-Sun Belt performer, starts the 2011 season seventh in school history in career receiving yards (1,595), tied for fourth in career receiving touchdowns (14) and needs 26 catches to reach fifth in career receptions (currently has 98). - ULL football

07/09/2011 - 2011 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette, has been selected one of 75 wide receivers from around the nation named to the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Biletnikoff Award is named after former Florida State and Oakland Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff and goes to the top receiver in college football. Green was one of the nation's most prolific receivers last year leading all tight ends nationally in receiving yardage (794), receiving yards-per-game (79.4) and receiving yards-per-catch (18.0), which is how he's turned the rare trick of being nominated for both the Biletnikoff and Mackey Awards. - ULL football

07/08/2011 - 2011 JOHN MACKEY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr, is one of 34 tight ends named to the Mackey Award preseason watch list for the 2001 college football season by the Nassau County (N.Y.) Sports Commission. The Mackey Award, named for NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey, is presented annually to college football's most outstanding tight end. The Pensacola, Fla. native starts the 2011 season seventh in school history in career receiving yards (1,595), tied for fourth in career receiving touchdowns (14) and needs 26 catches to reach fifth in career receptions (currently has 98). "Ladarius is an all-around player," Ragin' Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth stated. "He is a very talented receiver that has big play ability and is a very physical blocker at the point of attack. "(Green) was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award last season and I fully expect him to be one of the best in the nation this year." In 2010, Green led all tight ends nationally in receiving yardage (794), receiving yards-per-game (79.4), receiving yards-per-catch (18.0), games with 80 yards or more receiving (7) and receiving touchdowns (7). He made a catch of 20 yards or longer in all but one game, despite being double-teamed on over 90 percent of his routes. Green led all players in the Sun Belt with four 100-yard receiving games and in yards-per-reception (18.0). - ULL football

06/25/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: TE Ladarius Green will enter the 2011 season with 14 career touchdown receptions. He was the Cajuns' leading receiving threat last year with 44 catches for 794 yards despite missing two games because of injury. - The Sports Xchange

 
 
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 4/110 - Ladarius Green, TE, 6-6, 238, Louisiana-Lafayette...Antonio Gates has some tire wear remaining, but he's not getting younger and has been slowed by injuries. In Green, the Chargers might have Gates' eventual replacement. - The Sports Xchange

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