Ladarius Green

Ladarius Green scouting report

Ladarius Green TE Louisiana-Lafayette #89
Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 230

 
Strengths:
Prototypical height. Elite athlete for the position; essentially an over-sized receiver. Impressive speed; as dangerous as any tight end you’ll find after the catch. Does a nice job going up to get the ball in traffic; could be a matchup nightmare in the red zone at the next level. Good hands; does a nice job securing the ball away from his body and then bringing it in. Extremely productive throughout his college career. Gives a strong effort as a blocker; fundamentals are there and he excels against smaller defensive backs and linebackers.
Weaknesses:
Too skinny; will get tossed around by more physical linebackers at the next level. Absolutely must bulk up in order to become anything more than a situational receiver/tight end hybrid. Route running is sloppy at times; needs to be quicker and less deliberate. Missed time in 2009 with neck injury. Missed time in 2010 with ankle injury.
Comments:
Green isn’t your traditional tight end, but he fits perfectly into the changing landscape of the NFL offense. More teams are shifting from the Jason Witten/Jeremy Shockey type (big, physical, but slow) to the Jermichael Finley/Aaron Hernandez type (over-sized receiver). Green is still raw, and some teams may think he’s too skinny, but he definitely has a future as a playmaker at the next level. His ceiling is very high, and if he commits to getting bigger and stronger, while maintaining his athleticism, he can be an elite tight end. Even if he never develops into a full-time player due to his lack of size and blocking struggles, he will be a valuable weapon to have on the roster.
Videos:
2011 vs San Diego State (bowl game) 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Leave a comment