NFL Draft Preview – Shonn Greene

Apr 14, 2009
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I continue my NFL Draft Previe with a look at Iowa RB Shonn Greene.  Shonn came out of nowhere after not playing in 2007 for academic reason and having 69 carries in 2005 & 2006.  He had 1850 yards and 20 TDs on 307 carries (6.0 ypg), and ran for over 100 yards every game this season and scored in all but one.  He was a beast down the stretch with 14 TDs in his last six games, including three in the Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.  

Greene is a thick back, measuring in at 5’11″, 235 Lbs.  His forty time at the Combine left plenty to be desired at 4.62, but he lowered it to 4.50 at his Pro Day.  He is pretty much a one-dimensional RB as he caught just eight passes last year.  He is capable of breaking tackles and is one of the better power runners in the draft.  He has good patience allowing the holes to develop.  I’m not sure he’s electric enough to be an every down back, but he should be good in short-yardage situations.

Here’s a look at where some of the experts have him pegged:
Scott Wright’s Draft Countdown:  92nd best prospect, 6th RB

WalterFootball.com:  #98 to the Cincinnati Bengals

Consensus Draft Services:  #98 to the Cincinnati Bengals

The Football Expert:  #68 to the Seattle Seahawks

War Room Report:  71st best prospect, 7th RB

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