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The Sporting News draft writer profiles Hawaii tailback Alex Green.

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  1. cowboyjoe

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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.

    Read more: http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/sto...ct-profile-hawaii-rb-alex-green#ixzz1E30YRF21

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