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Rashad Greene | Wide Receiver

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175

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FSU WR Rashad Greene posted a low drop rate of 3.88 percent in 2014, according to PFF.
Of the top receivers last year, that would have only ranked behind Jarvis Landry's final season of college football. A great drop rate might not stay exceptional, but rarely will you see it turn into an issue. That is the takeaway here. Greene might not be the best at contested catches, but teams should not rely on a 5'11/182 lbs receiver who has not shown that ability to win in that area. Mar 4 - 10:57 AM

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ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote that Florida State WR Rashad Greene is "productive and willing to make plays in traffic."

At 5-foot-11 1/2 and 175 pounds, Greene clocked a 4.53 forty. Greene dropped only one of every 74 balls thrown his way last season, a ridiculous percentage which showed why he was Jameis Winston's most trusted option. We expect Greene to be a nice value selection on Day 2. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares him to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders, while Lance Zierlein comps him to Marvin Jones.
Mar 1 - 3:31 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Florida State WR Rashad Greene "gets overlooked a little bit too much."

"His production got better every single year. He's one of the best route runners in this year's class," Mayock said. "He's quick. He understands the game. He has good hands. What he needs to show this week is some speed. Everybody knows his quickness. I think most of the teams want to know what he runs that 40 in." Greene dropped only one of every 74 balls thrown his way this past season, a ridiculous percentage. We expect Greene to be selected on Day 2. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compares him to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders, while Lance Zierlein comps him to Marvin Jones.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 4:47 PM

CBS Sports' Pat Kirwan passes along that Florida State WR Rashad Greene had the best drop rate he'd seen.

And you wonder why Jameis Winston loved him so much. Greene dropped only one of every 74 balls thrown his way this past season, a ridiculous percentage. We expect Greene to be selected on Day 2. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares him to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 11 - 12:48 AM

Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene caught six passes for 59 yards in Thursday's 59-20 loss in the National Semifinal to Oregon.

Greene and fellow NFL prospect TE Nick O'Leary combined for merely seven catches for 63 yards. Coming into this matchup, the pair had combined for 142 receiving yards per contest. Not all of that can be blamed on Jameis Winston's struggles or the outstanding play of Oregon's defense: Greene didn't play well, and dropped at least one catchable ball. Greene, who might be the top route runner in this class, will attend the Senior Bowl. We expect Greene to be selected on the second day. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Greene to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Jan 1 - 10:49 PM

FSU WR Rashad Greene will attend the Senior Bowl.

Greene joins West Virginia's Kevin White and Michigan State's Tony Lippett as a few of the top receivers attending the event. We are big fans of Greene's game, as he might be the top route runner in this class both on the outside and in the slot. Many teams will likely restrict his evaluation to the slot due to size. We expect Greene to be selected on the second day.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene received a +2.2 game score for his work against Georgia Tech, according to Pro Football Focus.

Greene caught seven passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the 37-35 win, with 65 of those yards coming after the catch. "If there was a player that really stood out on the FSU offense when it came to the passing game it was Greene, though TE Nick O’Leary had a fine game also," wrote Sam Monson. "Greene made a series of big plays in the game and was the main threat, notching the most targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns on the team." NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Greene to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:18:00 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene to Broncos' WR Emmanuel Sanders.

"For a guy that's not that big (6-0, 180), he has the toughness to work the middle of the field," Jeremiah wrote. "His draft grade will largely depend on his measurements and how fast he runs in drills, but he's probably penciled in as a third-rounder by most evaluators at this point." Greene caught seven passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's win over Georgia Tech. "He's like Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders in that he's a clean route runner with good quickness and lacks great size," Jeremiah wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Florida State senior WR Rashad Greene caught seven passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 37-35 win over Georgia Tech.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris tweeted last night he will almost certainly have Greene ranked higher than he will be drafted. The NFL has an idea of the size/speed combination of "No. 1 receivers," and Greene will not fit that. However, the Seminole receiver is quite good with precise routes and a wide catch radius for his size. He can win inside and outside and will likely be selected on the second day.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:40:00 AM

An AFC executive said he worries about FSU senior WR Rashad Greene's lack of muscle.

"Rashad Greene is a nice player, but I worry about his lack of strength. He's probably going to play in the slot and I don't know if he'll physically hold up in there," the AFC executive said. Greene is one of the nation's best receivers and has caught 75 balls for 1,148 yards and five touchdowns in 2014. His lithe frame, however, worries evaluators. "His slight frame (verified 5-11 1/2 and 175 pounds) will give some scouts pause and ultimately could keep him out of the top tier of receivers in the 2015 draft class," noted NFL.com. "He contemplated coming out last year but returned to work on his game. His route-running is among the best in college football."
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 12:28:00 AM

Florida sophomore CB Vernon Hargreaves III will not shadow FSU senior WR Rashad Greene.

Hargreaves is one of the top corners in the country, and you will be hearing all about him this summer. However, few corners actually prefer to shadow opposing receivers, especially ones that also work in the slot (like Greene). Jameis Winston has tended to lock on to Greene and Nick O'Leary this season, and expect to Florida attempt to bait Winston into interceptions with underneath coverage.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 02:03:00 PM

FSU senior WR Rashad Greene caught eight passes for 106 yards in Saturday's 20-17 win over Boston College.

Greene left the game briefly with an arm injury, but was able to return. As per usual, he acted as a safety blanket for Jameis Winston. This was Greene's seventh game with 100+ receiving yards. At only 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, he isn't as big as some of the more heralded prospects in the nation, but he's consistently shown an ability to work his way open with his precise routes and quick movements. On the season, he's caught 75 balls for 1,148 yards and five touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:55:00 PM

FSU senior WR Rashad Greene caught four passes for 53 yards in Saturday's 30-26 win over Miami.

Greene was coming off a career-best 13 receptions, but was held to just four catches on Saturday. Miami played him tough and forced quarterback Jameis Winston to find other outlets in the mad scramble of a comeback. Greene's been incredibly consistent this season and this marks just the second time all season that Greene's been held beneath 60 yards. It also tied a season-low for receptions. Greene's only 5-foot-11, 175 pounds and while he's very skilled at running routes and using quick steps to get open, when he's faced with bigger DBs he will occasionally be rag-dolled out of the game.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 06:38:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler praised FSU senior WR Rashad Greene's ability to get open.

Greene "may be dinged" for his slight build (5-foo5-11, 175 pounds) in draft discussions, but Brugler wrote that "he is so savvy with his routes and knows how to manipulate defenders, creating room to work." Jameis Winston's favorite target showed this ability repeatedly against Virginia, catching a career-high 13 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 07:10:00 PM

FSU senior WR Rashad Greene caught 13 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Virginia.

Greene didn't catch anything longer than 22 yards, but a struggling Jameis Winston hit him with a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and targeted the senior early and often. This was Greene's third game with 11 or more receptions. This season, Greene's made 71 catches for 989 yards and five touchdowns. Greene isn't a physically imposing receiver at just 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, but he's a dependable target and works well in the middle of the field.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:53:00 PM