A.J. Green

WR · Georgia
Despite missing seven games the past two seasons due to injury or suspension, Green leaves the University of Georgia after his junior season second in school history with 23 touchdown catches and third with 2,542 receiving yards. It's almost certain he'll be first in another category - surpassing former Bulldog Lindsay Scott as the highest drafted Georgia receiver. Scott was the No. 13 overall pick of the 1982 draft by the New Orleans Saints. Rarely does a true freshman dominate in the SEC. Green did in 2008, leading the Bulldogs with 56 receptions for 963 yards and eight scores in earning the conference's Freshman of the Year and second-team All-SEC from the league's coaches. With Matt Stafford and Knowshown Moreno leaving early for the NFL, Green was the obvious focus of each opponent in 2009. That fact, along with three games missed with a chest bruise and shoulder sprain, dropped his production slightly (53-808-6). Coaches recognized his worth, however, awarding him All-SEC recognition. Green was dynamic in 2010, averaging a career-high 96.4 yards and over a TD per game, but missed the first four contests of the year following an NCAA suspension and caught 49 passes for 771 yards and nine scores in the regular season. With today's spread offenses, scouts can't rely on projecting gaudy statistics in college to big numbers in the NFL. Green's a combination of size and speed that has left some comparing him to Randy Moss and Keyshawn Johnson -- the last wide receiver to be drafted No. 1 overall (Jets, 1996) -- is what they'll base his evaluation on leading up to the NFL Draft. Green should be one of the first players selected in the 2011 draft and compete for Pro Bowl honors quickly.

after the catch

Possesses good vision and the lateral agility to cutback against the grain, though his long legs limit his shiftiness. Accelerates quickly and has the straight-line speed to ruin pursuit angles. Surprisingly strong runner. Fights through arm tackles.

route running

An underrated element of his game and a reason why Green appears better suited than most rookies to make an immediate impact in the NFL. Doesn't rely on his size and speed to generate separation from cornerbacks, though he's a terrific jump-ball threat and has the straight-line speed to work the deep part of the field in the NFL. Possesses surprising balance and burst out of his breaks considering his size. Plants his foot and can explode on the slant route, shielding defenders from the ball. Good hesitation and acceleration for double-move routes.


Suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season for selling a jersey to an agent. Recipient of Neel Family Football Scholarship. Member of the Summer 2009 Honor Roll. Respected by teammates and coaching staff. Voted Team MVP following the 2010 season.


Unquestionably his best attribute. Long arms, big, soft hands and excellent body control to contort and make the highlight-reel catch, including seemingly impossible one-handed grabs. Rarely allows the ball into his pads, snatching the ball out of the air and securing it quickly when he is anticipating taking a bit hit. Has proven the ability to absorb a pop and maintain control.


Quick, active hands to slap away defenders attempts at press coverage. Good lateral agility and impressive acceleration to elude and gain an early advantage. Hits top speed quickly and shows rare balance and explosiveness to gain separation against shorter, quicker defenders.


Looks to help out his teammates by securing blocks downfield, but has only marginal strength and physicality in this area.

Combine: 4.48 40-yard dash; 18 reps at 225 pounds; 34 1/2-inch vertical; 10'6" broad jump; 4.21 short shuttle; 6.91-cone drill.

Summerville, coached by John McKissick

2007 Parade All-American

2008 SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America, and All-Dixie teams

PrepStar Top 135 Dream Team

four-time consensus Associated Press Division-I AAAA All-State first team selection

four year All-Region selection

2007 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100

Scout.com five-star prospect, Top 100, #10 player in America, #2 WR in nation, #4 player in the South, #2 player in South Carolina

2008 Rivals.com Rivals100 (9), WR Rankings: Deep threat (2), Best after the catch (2), Best hands (2), wide receivers (2), South Carolina Top 20 (2)

ranked #5 in The ESPN 150

only junior named to USA Today 2006 All-USA team

named RISE Magazine's #1 prospect for the class of 2008 following junior season

named to Rivals.com Junior All-America first team

named SI.com's #1 prospect for 2008 following sophomore season

2008 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game participant

as a senior, caught 72 passes for 1,437 yards (20.0 avg.) and 15 touchdowns

as a junior, made 65 catches for 1,203 yards (18.5 avg.) and 14 touchdowns

as a sophomore, caught 75 passes for 1,422 yards (19.0 avg.) and 16 touchdowns

as a freshman, recorded 57 receptions for 1,217 yards (21.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns

also played baseball and ran track.

Born: July 31, 1988; Major: Pre-Business

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 1.0
Height: 6-4
Weight: 211.0
Forty: 4.48
Arm: 9.25
Hand: 34.375
Wingspan: --

Pro Day Results:

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Bench: --
Shuttle: --
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40: --
BJ: --
VJ: --

Combine Results:

Cone: 6.91
Bench: 18.0
Shuttle: 4.21
10: 1.55
20: 2.53
40: 4.48
BJ: 10'06"
VJ: 34 1/2