2017 NFL Draft

Chris Greenwood, CB

School: Albion  |  Conference: MIAA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Detroit, MI
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 193 lbs.
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04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 5/148 - Chris Greenwood, CB, 6-1, 193, Albion...His measurables were off the charts. He is the first player from the Michigan Independent Athletic Association to be drafted since 1967. COULD SURPRISE: Cornerback Chris Greenwood: Greenwood is a physical marvel; a potential diamond in the rough. He's 6-2 and runs a sub-4.40. He also displayed a 43-inch vertical jump during his visit to the Lions. - The Sports Xchange

04/26/2012 - Chris Greenwood said he plans on watching ever second of the NFL draft coverage that begins Thursday night, with the first round, and concludes Saturday, with the seventh round. Jordan White, meanwhile, said he doesn't plan on watching the draft at all. Most college football fans would expect the opposite, especially since White led the nation in receptions (140) and receiving yards (1,911) during his senior season at Western Michigan, putting on a show in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, with 13 receptions - including a one-handed highlight catch - and 265 yards. Greenwood (Detroit King) played his college ball at Division III Albion College, but the cornerback grabbed NFL personnel's attention with his pro day at Michigan on March 15, especially with his 40 time (4.34) and vertical jump (43 inches). Greenwood said he has visited nine NFL teams and had scouts or coaches from two teams - Miami and Dallas - visit him at Albion in consecutive days. "I'm going to go home and watch it with my family, my mom, dad and two brothers in Flint," Greenwood said of the draft. "It's definitely exciting. I'm looking forward to watching Thursday too. You can never predict what's going to happen." - David Goricki, The Detroit News

03/31/2012 - It's rare for a Division III player to have a career in the NFL. It has happened - take Mount Union wide receiver Pierre Garcon, who landed with the Colts, drafted in the sixth round in 2008. Chris Greenwood could be the next. Greenwood, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association defensive player of the year for Albion, has enjoyed an outstanding month, starting with Michigan's pro day March 15, when he ran a 4.34 40, had a vertical jump of 43 inches and a broad jump of 11-foot-2. "It's exciting," said Greenwood, a cornerback who played at Detroit King. "I'm living a dream. It's fun. It's football. I know I have what it takes to play in the NFL. I can make plays. I'm just looking for an opportunity to show everyone." Greenwood is getting it. A scout from the Dolphins was in Albion on Monday for a workout, followed by Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson on Tuesday. Henderson even lined up as a wide receiver and ran routes to see how Greenwood would respond. "(Henderson) wanted me to get physical with him to get a feel of how I play," Greenwood said. "Trust me, I got physical with him. He told me I had a good workout and told me what he liked and what I still needed to work on." Henderson also talked with Albion coach Craig Rundle after the workout. "Jerome was impressed," Rundle said. "He said Chris got after it pretty good and thought he would have a good career in the league (NFL). Rundle, too, has been impressed with his former player. "Chris has a high football IQ," Rundle said. "He has great speed and size, long arms and leverage to be a good cover guy, especially in press-man. "I talked to guys at Michigan and they said Chris had the best pro day. ... He's a great athlete, great player and an impressive young man." - David Goricki, The Detroit News

01/04/2012 - Albion College defensive back Chris Greenwood will have the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of National Football League scouts this month as he has been selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game. The game, to be played Jan. 21 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., will be televised on the NFL Network. Greenwood, a Detroit product who prepped at Martin Luther King High School, was placed on the American Football Coaches Association's All-America team and named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Defensive MVP in 2011. He intercepted two passes (returning one for a touchdown against Alma College) and wrapped up 24 tackles, but those statistics do not indicate the impact Greenwood had on the game. Greenwood's teammates took advantage of having a side of the field shutdown as Albion tied for the MIAA lead with 15 interceptions. He finished his career as a three-time all-MIAA first team selection. "The East-West Shrine Game is one of the biggest senior all-star games left," Albion Head Coach Craig Rundle said. According to the Shrine Game's Web site, 246 players who have played in the game are on current NFL rosters. Former NFL head coaches Brad Childress and Bobby Ross will coach the squads. "Chris has great individual talent but what makes him special is he blended with the team and did not seek the spotlight," Rundle added. "He is one of the most humble kids we have on the team." - Albion football


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