2018 Titans Draft Prospect : DE Rasheem Green

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Rasheem Green, USC (cred: Getty Images)

2018 Titans Draft Profile

Name: Rasheem Green

Position: DE

School: USC

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 275 pounds

Projected: Rounds 1-2

Rasheem Green ended this year hotter than any defensive lineman in college football. With 6 sacks in his last 5 games, he was a force to be reckoned with. Overall, he finished the year with 10 sacks and 12.5 tackles for a loss. Green is a very large-framed yet versatile playmaker. He lined up at multiple positions through his career at USC. Only only a junior, he still has plenty of time to develop and be shaped into whatever a team needs him to be. If he keeps working hard and bulking up he might be moved into a more permanent interior role. In my first draft profile I had the Titans taking Rashaan Evans in the first round, if they go a different path, Rasheem Green could be the guy they target in the second-round. Let’s highlight some of Green’s biggest strengths.

Strength

Take a look at the below video, you’ll see Rasheem Green, number 94, completely annihilate the offensive lineman at the top of the screen and get to the quarterback for one of his 3 sacks in the game. His pressure on the quarterback was a big part of their 48-17 stomping of Arizona State. Green’s ability to move an offensive lineman with ease is something the Titans desperately need on their defensive line.

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Now take a look at the bottom of the screen, with a powerful bull rush, Green blows right through the offensive lineman to get to the quarterback yet again. Consistency on their defensive line is something the Titans should definitely address in the 2018 draft, whatever round it may be in.

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Awareness

Being a defensive lineman, you can’t always force your way past an offensive lineman. Sometimes you have to be aware and keep your eyes on the quarterback in order to bat a pass down or even potentially get a sack if the quarterback tries to run. Below are two examples of the aforementioned scenarios. In the first play, you’ll notice that Green manages to get the sack and strip the quarterback in a huge Rose Bowl game against Penn State. In the second video, you will see Green rise up and bat down a pass on an important 3rd and 13.

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Play Recognition

The last video to show you, and convince you that this is a worthy draft pick, is a play against Washington where Green reads the play perfectly. Many defensive linemen would have chased on this play, but Green stood his ground and did his job.

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Overall

Overall, Rasheem Green is very worthy of a draft pick this year, and will definitely go in the first or second round. The Titans would be very fortunate to add this kind of talent to their defensive line.

 

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