Our rookie scouting reports combine film and analytics to provide the best possible predictions for player performance. With the 2023 NFL Draft less than a month away, let’s take a look at the scouting report for Michigan cornerback Gemon Green.
Gemon Green NFL Draft Profile
- Position: Cornerback
- School: Michigan
- Year: Redshirt Senior
Green was a three-star recruit out of DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. He received interest from numerous schools and wound up fielding over two dozen offers, some from Power Five programs. After considering his options, Green chose to play college football at Michigan.
After redshirting his freshman season, Green got into a couple of games as a sophomore (redshirt freshman). But with only three appearances, he qualified for redshirt status a second time.
Entering his third collegiate season, Green still had four years of eligibility left. He wound up remaining at Michigan for three more seasons.
Over his final three years in college, Green started 22 games at cornerback. It’s difficult to evaluate cornerbacks statistically, as the best indicator of their ability is when quarterbacks simply don’t throw at them.
Green played 42 games for Michigan. Overall, he recorded 71 tackles, 15 passes defended, and one interception.
Tony Pauline’s Scouting Report for Gemon Green
Strengths: Underrated corner with a solid game. Tracks the pass in the air, stays on the receiver’s hip out of breaks, and has a burst to the ball. Mixes it up with opponents throughout the route, effectively diagnoses plays, and runs downfield with opponents. Quick closing to the action, fires up the field, and gives effort against the run. Wraps up tackling.
Weaknesses: A bit late flipping his hips in transition. Must do a better job consistently getting his head back around to locate the pass rather than faceguarding opponents. Struggles in battles.
Overall: Green is a talented corner with solid ball skills who offers potential as a dime back in either zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage.
Gemon Green Pro Day Measurements and Results
- Height: 6’1″
- Weight: 183 pounds
- Arm Length: N/A
- Hand Size: 9′ 3/8″
- Bench Press: 12
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.53
Michigan CB Gemon Green Current Draft Projection
On Tony Pauline’s Big Board, Green ranked 244th overall and is projected to be drafted in the seventh round. With a 3.29 grade, he is Pauline’s CB31 in this class.
Green’s play over his five years in college wasn’t anything special. He was not overly productive, nor was he dominant. His best season was his final one, when he earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention.
College production is the most predictive indicator of NFL success. Green did start 24 games total, so he has experience there. The problem is he just didn’t do much to stand out during his five seasons at Michigan. While that doesn’t preclude him from becoming a successful pro, it doesn’t exactly bode well.
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The good news is that after failing to receive a Combine invite, Green performed well at his pro day. That may end up being the difference between Green being a late Day 3 selection and going undrafted.
With that said, Pauline’s projection suggests there’s a very real chance Green doesn’t hear his name called on draft night. After spending five years in college, Green was unable to do anything to really stand out. As a Day 3 pick, he will be fighting an uphill battle to make an NFL roster.
For later picks and UDFAs, a big thing NFL coaches look for is special teams experience. Fortunately, Green has that, which could go a long way toward him earning himself a spot on an NFL roster. If he can make a team, that would be a success for him.
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