Clemson’s T.J. Green Scouting Report
T.J. Green is a long and lanky safety prospect possesses a good athletic profile but is prone to mental lapses. He’s at his best when he’s able to keep things in front of him and close on the football. However, he’ll make some poor reads that allow pass-catchers to get behind him.
Green is an explosive player who can quickly close on the football. This comes in handy in both coverage and run support. He isn’t afraid to play near the line of scrimmage and take on blockers. In fact, Green is a good blitzer off the edge thanks to his snap awareness and burst.
He’s someone who could create turnovers at the next level because he will take some risks. When he gets a proper read, Green will use his burst to click-and-close on the football.
The issues come when Green is asked to play man coverage. He struggles to track the football and get his head turned around. Green struggles to consistently make proper reads which allows some big plays in the passing game.
There will be several teams interested in Green’s services thanks to his athleticism and size. However, he’ll need time before he’s ready to contribute on defense. Green does have special teams experience and should be able to make an impact in this area of the game.
He’s very similar to his teammate Jayron Kearse who also struggles with his reads but features good athleticism. Both players should hear their name called in the same part of the draft.
Draft Range- 4th Round