The Sporting News draft writer profiles Hawaii tailback Alex Green.

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    Russ Lande SN Icon Sporting News
    ..SN's War Room Scouts evaluate draft prospect Alex Green of Hawaii:
    NFL position: RB
    Russ Lande sizes up the draft prospects of Hawaii running back Alex Green. Height: 6-0 1/8
    Weight: 220
    40-yard dash: 4.63
    Current projection: Fourth-round pick.

    Strengths: Is a strong and thickly built runner who absorbs hard hits and keeps on going. Is surprisingly quick and nimble for a big back, changing directions quickly to avoid defenders who shoot into the backfield. Shows the burst to bounce runs outside when the middle is clogged. Shows a good burst through the hole, and runs through arm tackles. Shows a strong stiff-arm to jolt would-be tacklers. Wraps up the ball nicely in traffic. Works hard in pass protection, and when using good technique he can be good.

    Weaknesses: Runs upright, exposing himself to too many big hits and prevents himself from delivering big blows to defenders and thus is not as effective in short-yardage situations as he should be. Is not terribly elusive, and doesn't stop/start effectively to make would-be tacklers whiff. Played in a pass-first offense in college, and thus hasn't proved capable of handling a full-time load. Uses poor technique too often in pass protection, and lacks awareness to pick up the correct blitzer. In limited experience, does not look natural catching the ball.

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