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Prospect Profile: USC DT Rasheem Green

Rasheem Green

Defensive line | Southern Cal | Junior

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 275 pounds

College Stats

2017: Started all 14 games played; 43 tackles (19 solo); 12.5 tackles for loss; 10 sacks; four passes broken up; one forced fumble; sack and PBU totals led the Trojans; earned First-Team All-Pac-12 honors

Career: Started 26 of 41 games played; 117 tackles (49 solo); 20 tackles for loss; 16.5 sacks; eight passes broken up; three forced fumbles; one fumble returned for a touchdown; prior to being named First-Team All-Pac-12 in 2017, was an honorable mention selection as a sophomore in 2016

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.73 seconds (fourth among defensive linemen)
Bench press: did not participate
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches (fifth among defensive linemen)
Vertical jump: 32.5 inches
3-cone drill: 7.24 seconds (fourth among defensive linemen)
20-yard shuttle: 4.39 seconds (third among defensive linemen)

Profile

Summary:Green garnered plenty of attention on the gridiron at Serra High in Gardena, California, and played in every game as a true freshman for the Trojans in 2015.

Green is described in his NFL.com Draft profile as needing to add "mass and muscle" to his lengthy frame for a transition to the pros but having movements that are "fluid and athletic." He also is praised for explosiveness at the point of attack, effective hands and efforts to knock down passes when the rush stalls.

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein said that Green has "obvious upside" and that a high draft grade is based on projection rather than current production.

"Green may need a team with a patient approach and willing mentor to guide him along his early stages," Zierlein said. "It will take time, but he should become an impact starter in the league."

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Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks listed Green as "on the bubble" in his ranking of draft prospects by position. Fellow analysts Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah did not include Green in their lists of top defensive linemen.

Developing for the D-line:Included on Green's draft profile is a quote from an unnamed AFC team regional scout, who opined that Green still has some developing left to do.

"I wanted him to go back to school because he probably would have been a top-10 pick next year. He's not strong enough to handle NFL guys yet, so this year may be a redshirt year for him. He's got some serious juice, though. He's going to be a dude when it all comes together."

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