2015 NFL Draft: Rashad Greene Brings Big Play Potential


Don’t pigeon hole Rashad Greene as just a slot receiver. Or do. It doesn’t matter, because the Jacksonville Jaguars have added a wide receiver who is a big play threat whenever he gets the ball in his hands.

Greene put up some gaudy numbers in his final two years with Florida State, providing big play after big play when FSU needed one. In his four years in college he always had an average of over 13 yards per reception and he put together two seasons of over 1000 yards.

One of the more curious aspects of Rashad Greene comes as a punt returner rather than as a wide receiver. He managed punt return duties for two seasons at Florida State, averaging 15.4 yards per return on 20 returns in 2012 and 10.7 yards per return in 2014 on 15 returns. He has tow return touchdowns.

No matter where Greene lines up (though a natural fit seems to be as a slot receiver), he is able to hit a home run. He can do it as a return man – possibly replacing the lackluster Ace Sanders – and he can do it as a wide receiver. Expect big things with Greene on the field. Blake Bortles will learn to love having him as an option in the passing game.

At this point everything about Greene is on the up for the Jaguars. He’s a reliable receiver with 270 receptions under his belt and he is an excellent threat with the ball in his hands. The Jags already have a great young group of guys at receiver with Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, and Allen Hurns and all of them are big play threats as well with Robinson as the most reliable receiver. It wouldn’t be inconceivable for Rashad Greene to challenge Hurns as the most explosive receiver on the roster and challenge Robinson as the most reliable moving forward.

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