Rashad reminds me a lot of former Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin
Harrison. He has that same quick lateral agility that makes it impossible to
stay with him when he is running his routes. He is always open and runs very
mature routes. He has those warm, soft hands to catch the ball that milking cows
go moo for on an early cold winter Wisconsin morning. Rashadís hand-eye
coordination makes it easy for him to catch the ball on those deep routes and
his lateral agility always gets his body into the correct position to receive
the ball on those tough third down plays. He is impossible to deal with on
crossing routes because of his quickness and ability to catch the ball
effortlessly while in stride. Rashad does a good job getting off the line
against press coverage, is smart and reads defenses, even changing his routes
(when needed) against zone or man coverage. He shows leadership talent through
his play on the field. Rashad has franchise type maturity, football intelligence
and the athletic talent to be an asset for any team with a veteran quarterback
or a rookie quarterback. In this draft, with so many big receivers, it will not
surprise me that teams will overlook Rashadís potential to impact right away.
Thatís why I call him Rashad (Overlooked) Greene.
Rashad has that lack of bulk and slight frame that can lend itself to nagging
injuries and the lack of upper body strength to get off the line of scrimmage at
the next level. He will have to start out as a ďmoveĒ receiver or slot receiver
until he can learn the techniques to free himself up off the line of scrimmage.
As soon as this happens, I expect Rashad to become a big time star at the next
level for the team that selects him. Rashadís slight frame may be a reason for
some teams to downgrade him.
In spite of the fact that Rashad is slight of build, his excellent lateral
agility and vision is a gift and makes it easy for him not to take the big hits
other players take on crossing patterns and third down move the chains plays.
This amazingly quick lateral agility is also the reason that I would feel
comfortable selecting Rashad early in this draft. The teams that donít recognize
Rashadís natural skills and talent not to take the big hit will pass on drafting
Rashad early and just might be passing on a potential Pro Bowl receiver. Rashad
should have an excellent career and for me personally, I donít see injuries
being any more of a problem for him than any other receiver in this draft. There
are some big strong receivers in this draft that can be considered franchise
players, but no one that I have seen so far who have both the natural quick
lateral agility and vision that Rashad has, which is what sets him apart from
some of the others in my book. Rashad might not be THE best receiver in this
draft, but he is definitely is one of the best. Overlooking him because of his
slight build will be easy compared to other taller and heavier receivers this
draft and thatís why I call him Rashad (Overlook) Greene. Not a great nickname,
but I think an appropriate one the closer we get to draft day.