Gemon Green 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Invited to play in the International Bowl
- Twin brother of fellow Wolverine defensive back German Green (CB)
- Listed as the ninth-best cornerback prospect in Texas by Lone Star Prospects
- Scheme tendencies: Man coverage with sprinkles of zone and pattern matching
- 2022 projected role: Starting outside CB
Pros: Gemon Green’s toughness and willingness to run fit stood out initially. He is a cornerback that is not afraid of getting into the action and fills the alley with confidence. In the Wolverines’ versatile defensive system, Green is fluid with different coverage responsibilities—he alternates between man, Cover 3, and Cover 6. His speed is sufficient to stay in phase and run with certain wide receivers. I like his man coverage ability to match up against bigger, possession receivers. His physicality and length allow him to cap routes quickly when he is engaged in press. Green communicates well with his teammates post-snap, passing off routes to get to his designated landmarks. In off-coverage, he either drops by backpedaling or using a half-turn side-saddle technique. He projects best as a Cover 3 cornerback.
Cons: Gemon Green’s run defense can improve, as he tends to get stuck on blocks. As a taller cornerback, he is not the most fluid mover. His transitions from press alignment without jamming and capping routes are segmented. I noticed some high tightness leading to him prematurely opening the gate. He will throw a punch with the incorrect hand based on the receiver’s release, forcing his hip to lock. Green has minimal ball production with only one interception and seven passes defensed in four seasons. His hips and feet are susceptible to quick-moving, twitchy receivers. He does not possess the speed to carry explosive receivers vertically without safety help.
Gemon Green NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson