We are rounding out the top-100 draft prospects with California native, Rasheem Green. This defensive end/ defensive tackle made his mark with the USC Trojans in 2017. Green started all 15 games for USC and led the team with 10 sacks, logging three sacks in a Trojan victory over Arizona in early November. Scouts and coaches agree that Green stepped up his game considerably in his junior season and he has been called the most dominant defensive player in the Pac-12.
Green is 6’4” tall and weighs in at 275 pounds. There are some, including Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com, who feel Green will need to focus solely on playing defensive end in the NFL. Campbell noted that for Green to have success in the defensive tackle position in the NFL, he would need to, “gain some weight.” While there are others who believe Green’s size adds to his versatility.
While he may be ranked #100, Green’s outstanding performance at this year’s NFL Combine elevated his draft stock considerably. His numbers were impressive with his 4.73 in the 40-yard dash leaving some prospective NFL quarterbacks in the dust, even surpassing fellow Trojan, Sam Darnold, who ran the 40 in 4.85 seconds.
Personally, I am looking forward to seeing where Green goes in the draft; I’ve seen projections as low as early third round and as high as late first round. My guess would be Green going as a first or second pick in the second round. Wherever he goes, this young man will be fun to watch.