STRENGTHS - Greene displays the speed needed to make plays boundary to boundary as well as dropping into coverage. He has the foot quickness and agility needed to avoid blockers in tight spaces without compromising gap integrity. On blitzes and pursuit plays he displays an impressive closing burst to the ball.
WEAKNESSES -Greene does not play up to his actual speed in large part because he is consistently a beat or two late moving to the ball. On run plays he does not read his keys well and generally waits for the play to come to him, which allows blockers to get on top of him in a hurry. Once blockers are able to engage he struggles to shed because he does not use his hands aggressively to protect his frame. In pass coverage he struggles to identify receivers through his area and is consistently late reacting to the QB. Coming forward he misses too many tackles because he struggles to break down in space and tends to leave his feet.
SUMMARY - I was highly disappointed evaluating Khaseem Greene on film because he clearly is not the explosive play-maker some have billed him to be. While he shows excellent speed and a solid closing burst, his poor instincts prevent him from consistently making plays, even when he is left free and in position to get involved. He is consistently one or two beats late reacting both on run fits and pass coverage. He is also a poor tackler, as he does not show the flexibility and agility needed to break down in space to adjust to moving targets. Greene will likely be drafted higher than I have him rated because of athletic potential and his experience on coverage units, but unless he becomes more aggressive to the LOS and significantly improves his read and react skills, he is unlikely to ever develop into more than a special teams player and backup.