View Full Version : Shonn Greene, Power Back

03-20-2009, 11:05 AM
Shonn Greene, Iowa

Height/Weight: 5'11/229
College Experience: Fourth-year junior
Combine Nos.: 4.72 forty, 19 x 225 lbs, 37" vertical, 10'1" broad jump
Comparison: LenDale White
2008 Stats: 307 - 1,850 (6.0) - 20 Tds, 8 - 49 (5.0) - 0 Tds

Positives/Negatives: Greene paid his dues on special teams behind Albert Young early in his career, covering kicks and returning them. He was supposed to take over as Iowa's starter in '07, but failed to qualify academically. Rumors had him ballooning to 300 lbs. during his year away from football, but Greene returned to win the Doak Walker Award as a junior and declared for the draft. Greene is a beastly inside runner and won't go down without a fight. He's arguably the purest power back in this draft. Greene is not an experienced pass catcher, however (11 career receptions), and offers significantly less than ideal speed and agility.

Verdict: Greene's below-average athleticism was less evident in Kirk Ferentz's zone-blocking scheme. Assuming he keeps his weight down and develops passable third-down value, Greene could emerge as the lead part of a committee soon. But he's a risky draft pick and isn't worth consideration before round three.

per roto.

I like the idea of a mid to late round MBIII type bruiser. Our RB situation is fine, not too much need for improvement, but Ronnie is in end of his contract and is closest thing to a bruiser as we have. Even Polite isnt a bruising FB. I think a pounding RB is a good addition, but so is every other one. Not a priority, just a thought.

03-20-2009, 11:21 AM
He will surprize people in the NFL. I was at every home game, he is a really hard back to bring down. When the hawks played Pitt he was the best back on the field that day IMO. He might not be a superstar but I think he will be a long time player in the league.

03-20-2009, 12:03 PM
Honestly I'm worried that he's another Ron Dayne. There, I said it.

03-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Honestly I'm worried that he's another Ron Dayne. There, I said it.

Ouch!! That's harsh. I think he looks better than Ron Dayne did coming out of college. Though his 11 career receptions would definitely concern me.

Dr. Phin
03-20-2009, 01:06 PM
He impressed me in the few games I saw of him this year. He is a very physical back who fights for the tough yards...the guy appears to have "heart", which is always a plus...

I am concerned about his pass catching ability...that may rule him out right there....