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Hey you can’t knock the Lions for giving this guy a shot based on his size, athleticism, and potential.. Look at Brandon Carr, he played Divison II for Grand Valley State in Michigan.. The Chiefs took a shot on him.. He turned out to be one of the better corners in the NFL..
tom brady? lol where is the comparison there.. Brady QB played Divison I football for the UofM.. Greenwood CB played Divison III for a school that half the people in Michigan never heard of.. Best comparison is Brandon Carr.. Divison II at Grand Vally State
what school is he from?
He looks more solid than Bentley. Even though he was in a DIII school I think he has enough natural instinct to do well in the pros. The Lions desperately needed some good players in the secondary and hopefull him and Brentley can fill the void.
Well..he certainly has the physical ability to cover NFL WRs. His measurable are better than any corner taken round one. So he can physically cover the likes of “Jackson, Fitzgerald” as well as the rest of the D1 guys. The question is can he become a good enough student of the game to learn the position well enough to get on the field?
You can find talent in the later rounds like: Tom Brady- 6th rounder, Cortland Finnegan- 7th rounder, Pierre Garcon- 6th rounder, and more. Our own later round picks turning out successful like Sammie Lee Hill- 4th rounder, he would be starting if we didn’t had Nick Fairley who’s eventually gonna steal the starting job away from Corey Williams, and Cliff Avril who was a late 3rd round pick. You can find solid prospects in the later rounds, develop them into starters and possibly Pro-Bowlers.
Hey, I hope this pick works out for the Lions. I hope he does become a good NFL corner, and I shouldn’t have included (Desean Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald), bc of course he won’t be covering those players initially. However, the Lions do need a corner, right now, that can cover. I am skeptical of the pick because of the competition he played against. He was never matched up against NCAA elite WRs so there is little proof of his ability to match up against any NFL caliber WRs.
You can tell by just watching the film that he is playing against far inferior talent, and in many plays his breaks to the ball are delayed (except for the first int.). I feel as though it is valid to be skeptical when there were solid, proven big10 and SEC corners still on the board when we took him. We could have most likely picked him up later. Of course no one expects a rookie from the 5th round to cover a team’s number 1 WR, but there are teams that have crazy good number 2 WRs.
No, I’m not retarded. So if YOU wouldn’t draft a CB to cover NFL caliber WRs then why would you draft him? You draft someone so that they can make an impact on your team, and as a CB you need to be able to cover WRs. My point is that his competition was lower level collegiate athletes of which probably none of the WRs are comparable to what he will be facing in the pros, as compared to higher level collegiate athletes like in the SEC or big 10 bc some of those WRs do become pros.
The video is trash not by what it contains but how it was made. The overall good news is, he’ll get plenty of practice covering a top notch receiver. As a Lions fan I’m at least hopeful. Maybe he can be our Tom Brady.
I like the pick. He’s a local guy who is raw but GC does not like starting rookies at CB right away. So with time and good coaching I can see him becoming a solid corner for the Lions.
He will turn into a Good CB imo with some NFL training and Film Study..He has some height compared to other CB’s so that’s good that means he should be able to cover Bigger and Better Wide Outs…
your wrong, guys are drafted in the late round and start
are you retarded? you dont draft people in the 5th round and expect them to cover the best receivers in the game. He has all the athleticism in the world and if coached up can be a good corner in the nfl. You dont draft starters in the 5th round
and just watching the footage you can see some very delayed breaks on the ball with pretty average tackling compared to BIG10 and SEC play.
I am skeptical for several reasons, but primarily because who is this guy covering in this leagure? I mean seriously… There is no way you can compare the receivers that Greenwood had to cover at Albion College with the caliber of WRs that you see in the NFL (Desean Jackson, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald). I really, really want to know if the Lions considered this discrepancy and actually watched Greenwood try to cover NFL caliber receivers.
I can’t wait for this guy in Detroit. EXTREMELY raw, but he’s got all the tools. Height, amazing speed and a crazy vertical. He’s from a DIII school, so it’ll take a lot of coaching, but this guy could be the next big thing if he develops the right CB IQ.
welcome to Detroit!
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