Texas Christian University
Running Back #22
5’10 3/4″ 203
Green is an explosive and elusive running back in short areas, but isn’t quite a complete back at this point in his career
– Explosive short area
– Makes people miss in the open field
– Cuts on a dime
– Goes down before contact or with very little contact
– Not a natural pass catcher – alligator arms
– Bounces outside a lot
– Doesn’t break many tackles
– Not a home run threat
– Transferred from Nebraska
Aaron Green was a highly recruited running back out from the San Antonio area and was listed by 11th overall by ESPN and as the number three back from the 2011 recruiting class behind only Isaiah Crowell of Georgia and Malcolm Brown of Texas. After just one season with Nebraska, Green decided to transfer and landed back in Texas at TCU. After redshirting following the transfer, Green totaled 232 yards. He took over the starting job as a junior and finished the year as a 2nd team All Big 12 performer with 922 yards and 9 touchdowns at 7.1 yards per carry. This past year he had his best statistical season collecting 1272 on the ground with 11 touchdowns, which was good enough for honorable mention All Big 12.
During the college season, there were many people on draft twitter that had fallen in love with Green following his junior season. He’s a very quick player that’s shown the ability to make people miss in space. His cuts are impressive because of their suddenness. Outside of his short area quickness, I’m not really sure what Green is going to be able to offer an NFL team. He seems scared of being tackled, often going down before any contact at all or following minimal contact. In a January interview he stated that he felt he was underappreciated and underutilized at TCU. I’m not sure what else could have been done because on film he isn’t a natural hands catcher and appears timid when blocking. Add in that he’s below the typical weight of an every down back, its tough to see him being able to contribute. Right now, Green is a “3rd down back” that isn’t a natural pass catcher, a poor blocker, and not a real home run threat. He does his best work on outside stretch plays where he’s able to stick his foot in the ground when he sees a seam and make a linebacker miss in space.
Games watched: Oregon 2015, Oklahoma 2015, Kansas St 2015, Minnesota 2015, Ole Miss 2014