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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Oklahoma State CB A.J. Green

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Oklahoma State CB A.J. Green
Oct 27, 2018; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback A.J. Green (4) reacts to the play during the first half against the Texas Longhorns at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
A.J. Green, CB, Oklahoma State Cowboys

Career Snapshot
Three-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 and made 49 tackles with one interception and five pass breakups as a senior in 2019. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors and made 49 tackles with one interception and 11 pass breakups as a junior. Set a career high with four INTs and made 47 tackles (4.5 for loss) with five pass breakups as a sophomore.

Positives
Terrific cover corner with next-level ball skills. Smooth and quick-footed in reverse, fluid in transition and plays faster than his 40 time. Battles receivers at the line, stays with them step for step down the field and effectively positions himself to defend the throw. Sticks to receivers everywhere on the field, stays with assignments and displays a burst to the ball out of his plant.

Fights hard to get a hand in to knock away passes and does not back down to bigger opponents. Physical and gives effort in all areas. Shows excellent instincts, gets his head back around and tracks the pass in the air.

Negatives
Often slow to transition off the line and loses a half-step to opponents. Possesses a thin build and may struggle in battles. Has short arms and small hands. Ran poorly at the Combine.

Analysis
Green was a consistent cornerback at Oklahoma State who opposing quarterbacks purposely threw away from. He possesses next-level skills in all areas of his game and needs only to improve his strength at the point of attack. Green could be one of the more underrated cornerbacks in this year’s draft and will be outstanding value after the 45th pick of the draft.

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