Greene was almost moved to defensive back at the end of 06' and then missed all of 07' -academically ineligible.
But we know how he capitalized on his 1st real shot in the Hawkeyes backfield last season, using his speed, powerful build and excellent leg drive to average 6 yards per carry. His low center of gravity makes him very difficult to tackle in addition to his size, power and speed.
-And with so few touches in his college career, Greene has a lot of mileage left. :yes:
I had Shonn Greene ranked as my #2 RB in this years draft, behind Moreno.
This man is the total package...He may not run a 4.35-40 yard dash but the man is fast on the football field, he loves contact, he has great field vision and you can actually see that he has really good field vision by the way he attacks the hole.
Not only does he have nice moves but he's really hard to tackle and thats because he ALWAYS moves his legs.
Coming into the draft I wanted either...
Sanchez/Crabtree/Harvin with our 1st round pick.
Gilbert/Greene with our 2nd round pick.
And now we just landed this kid with the 1st pick of the 3rd round? I love it.
player, his age, inexperience at RB, and a poor combine are why he was not a top 12 pick. He did improve his 40 and reps at his workout to a 4.5 nad 23 reps, respectively. A 4.5 at his weight is actually very good.