Jalen Green 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Consensus four-star prospect
- Listed as the top-20 cornerback recruit
- Scheme tendencies: 3-3-5
- 2022 projected role: Starting SS
Pros: After transferring from Texas, Jalen Green stepped into a versatile role for the Bulldogs. He is a solid athlete with good measurements. He’s predominately aligned as the strong or box safety. A willing tackler in the run game, he will trigger from depth to fill the alley vs running backs. Green diagnoses run action well. I love his enthusiasm to step up and make his presence felt in the run game. He uses good form to square up his opponents and drives through his hips to secure the ball carrier. Green flashes solid versatility, aligning at both safety positions and in man coverage as a big nickel. This versatility fits the way NFL defenses are using more three-safety looks. I think his flashes in man coverage versus tight ends give promise heading into this draft class.
Cons: Jalen Green is not the most fluid mover in coverage. His transitions out of his backpedal and break are segmented. These transitions take time to complete and give QBs a fraction of a second or two to fit their pass into the desired window. He lacks ball production with three interceptions and seven pass breakups in his career. He is charted as allowing more touchdowns than interceptions. It would be nice to see him make more plays on the ball this season. His speed is sufficient, but do not expect Green to cover a large amount of ground from up high. As the single-high safety, his route-recognition skills must improve. He does not locate and cap the deepest route before driving on underneath threats.
Jalen Green NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson