Rashad Greene: Chicago Bears Draft Prospect Profile
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With the draft two weeks away Beargoggleson will continue breaking down a wide range of options for the Chicago Bears in the 2015 draft. We started with the potential first round options, are now profiling some possible day 2 prospects, and will finish up with some under the radar day 3 players who I think could be good fits for the Bears new schemes on both sides of the ball. As always, if you have any complaints, advice, or questions please let us know in the comments or on Twitter.
Greene has been Jameis Winston’s go-to wide receiver the last two seasons. Despite not having a significant size or speed advantage, Greene holds FSU records for career catches, receiving yards, and catches in a season (99 in 2014). Greene was nominated to both the All-ACC and 2nd team All-American squads as a senior.
One of the best route-runners in the draft with smooth footwork and explosiveness out of breaks. Greene sets up defenders well with double moves, subtle misdirection, quick hands, and a solid understanding of defensive schemes. He’s shown good concentration on catches over the middle and has enough speed to stretch the field if corners play him too tight. Greene has had consistent hands throughout his career and has a knack for making clutch catches.
Greene’s lack of strength is his only glaring flaw. He’s barely 180 pounds with a frame that doesn’t look like there is room for much more. He may be pushed around a bit at the next level and also limits Greene from being an effective blocker.
Greene’s best position in the NFL is most likely in the slot, where the Bears just added Eddie Royal. That’s not to say that the Bears would pass on a 2nd slot receiver if Greene falls far enough. Teams are running 4 and even 5 WR sets more often lately and the Bears have little depth behind their top 2-3 receivers.