DT – #17 South Florida
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Southeast (Bradenton, FL)
HS Rating: N/A
Phil Steele: N/A
Blake Green Scouting Report
Below average speed. Very subpar athleticism overall. Will struggle to impress with testing numbers. Doesn’t show great lateral quickness. Struggles to move into place. Lacks the upper body strength to make an impact with his power attempts. Lacks the lower body strength to collect a drive to bullrush the quarterback. Not a brute nor will he try to play like one.
Average first step. Below-average explosive ability. Didn’t take double teams too often at USF. Flashed the ability to split double teams. Flashes some hand placement, but ultimately very inconsistent. Big bodied tackler. Average wrap up, tends to use his weight to crush the ball carrier down. Much too aggressive on contain plays. Does not work off of blocks well to collapse on his lane. Not very instinctual. Not much of a pass rusher.
What we want to see from Blake Green in Orlando
- If Blake Green wants to make an NFL roster in 2022, he’s going to have to start developing a dominant trait. As of now, he doesn’t really have one. We’d like to see him come into Orlando with better hand technique and give the linemen there issues trying to deal with him. Ideally, if he can stand out, we’d like to see if Green can earn a spot in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Pre-Tropical Bowl projection
Blake Green was one of the few brights spots last season on the USF defense and the only defensive lineman on the team worth a damn. While he flashed at times in 2021, Green overall is much too inconsistent to be a factor at the next level. Right now, despite his versatility, he should make a teams practice squad and fight through the preseason to keep that spot.
Green looks like a priority free agent to us. His lack of a dominating trait will hold him back in this class. While the class as a whole isn’t top heavy, it’s deep. Green will need to try and develop his hands better to be in the backfield more consistently.