Georgia’s AJ Green has been considered the top wide receiver prospect since the day he became eligible for the NFL Draft. While, Alabama’s Julio Jones is gaining ground, Green still remains at the top of the list.
Green measures in at 6’3 5/8 and 211 pounds. He ran a 4.5 forty-yard dash and jumped a 34.5 inch vertical. He uses that height, size, speed, and jumping ability very effectively on the field. He attacks the ball in the air and often catches the ball at its heights point in the air, making it very difficult for defenders to get a hand on the ball. He has a good burst into his routes and great body control to adjust to poorly thrown balls, making a tough catch look almost effortless. HE shows good agility and running skills to gain yards after the catch and make the most out of his touches. Even with his height, he shows above average ability to get off bump coverage and get back into his route quickly. All in all, he is a big threat receiver that will have an early impact on whatever team selects him.
He has been drawing comparisons anywhere from Calvin Johnson to Randy Moss, but I am not quite ready to go that far. For now, I liken his game play to Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams. Coming out of Syracuse, Williams had first round talent, but dropped into the fourth round due to off the field concerns. Last year, as a rookie, Williams had 65 receptions for 964 yards and 11 touchdowns. I would look for Green to have a similar impact to his respective team next year.