Antoine Green NFL Draft Scouting Report
WR, North Carolina Tar Heels
Antoine Green was a four-star high school recruit with an outstanding athletic background, participating in football, basketball, and track & field. He was respected as one of the top sprinters in Florida after clocking in at 10.91 in the 100-meter and 21.54 in the 200-meter. In addition to that, he was a tremendous leaper—Green recorded a 23-2 long jump and a 45-11 1/4 triple jump. He dealt with injuries to begin his collegiate career before becoming the downfield threat for the Tar Heels’ offense.
Green has the frame and play strength to work through contact at the line of scrimmage. He has spent nearly 97% of his snaps on the outside. Over the last two seasons, Green has been a reliable threat to take the top off the defense. He uses quick/speed release to win the leverage, track, and run past defensive backs. His ability to sell routes on the vertical plane opens opportunities for routes working back to the quarterback. This also opens other opportunities by forcing DBs into off-coverage with a cushion. The routes where Green thrives are vertical/9-routes, curls, comebacks, and crossers. Green has a strong pair of mitts. He is a confident catcher when the ball in his vicinity. On downfield passes, he does a good job tracking the ball in flight and flashing late hands, not tipping off unsuspecting defenders.
Green’s productivity has been modest but underwhelming. Many expected him to have at least one breakout campaign for the Tar Heels offense. Consistency snap to snap was lacking. Green ran a limited route tree and did not display functional alignment flexibility. He needed to display more variety with his route-running. Instead, he seems to be a designated deep-threat option. Green’s release package is limited and needs expanding. He uses speed releases to win either inside or outside leverage but this becomes predictable.
Overall, Green projects as a depth vertical receiver. Similar to the role Dyami Brown plays for the Washington Commanders, Green will be a solid WR4 for empty sets. Due to his vertical presence, he is a candidate to isolate and attack down the field. I expect him to be selected on day three of the 2023 NFL Draft for a team that values his speed and explosiveness.
Top Reasons to Buy In:
- Deep-ball specialist
- Outside receiver physical profile
- Confident hands
Top Reasons For Concern:
- Inconsistent career production
- Route tree
- Alignment versatility
Size (NFL Combine):
Height: 6′ 2”
Weight: 199 lbs
Arm Length: 32 1/8”
Hand Size: 9”
Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):
40-yard Dash: 4.47s
Vertical Jump: 33.5”
Broad Jump: 10′ 3”
Bench Reps: TBD
Ideal Role: Backup/rotation wide receiver
Scheme Fit: Vertical passing concepts
TDN Consensus Grade: 71.50/100 (Fifth-Round Value)
- Parson Grade: 71.50/100
Written By: Damian Parson
Exposures: Miami (2022), Notre Dame (2022), Pittsburgh (2022), Virginia (2022)
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