Sherrod Greene Scouting Report and NFL Draft Profile


Sherrod Greene Scouting Report: South Carolina Gamecocks, Linebacker, #44


2023 NFL Draft Measurements

6’1″ / 233 lbs.

Sherrod Greene 40 Time – 4.75 (estimate)


Sherrod Greene Draft Profile

Greene is a former 3-star recruit out of Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. According to 247sports, Greene was the 15th-best player in the state of North Carolina. They also had him ranked as the 21st OLB in the nation in the 2017 recruiting class. While at Rocky Mount, he received offers from 11 division I programs. But after only visiting South Carolina, he decided that he wanted to play for the Gamecocks.

Sherrod Greene has played six seasons for the Gamecocks. In his first season, he played in eight games and had 22 tackles. Although this was a solid start to his career, he would show how much he improved next season. In 2018, he played in 13 games where he racked up 73 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, and 2 PBUs. In his next season, he racked up 35 tackles in 11 games. Unfortunately, during the first game of the season, he fractured his hip and missed the rest of the season. Then in his next season, he injured his right ankle and would have to get surgery and missed a majority of the season. Finally, as a Super Senior, he racked up 76 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 PBU.


Sherrod Greene Strengths

Run Defense

The one part of Greene’s game that stood out to me the most was his ability to stop the run. When attacking the line of scrimmage, he makes sure to keep his hips square. This allows him to quickly change direction and chase down the ball carrier. On inside zone runs he does a good job of clogging lanes and stopping the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage. If he is engaged in a block, he shows off his violent hands by disengaging with the blocker. This allows him to quickly make a play on the ball carrier if they come his way.


Another aspect of Greene’s game that impressed me is his vision. Prior to the snap, he does a good job of keeping his head on a swivel and reading what the offense is doing. Then he points out what he sees to his teammates and adjusts his pre-snap leverage. When dropping back into zone coverage, he makes sure to keep his eye on the ball. This allows him to adjust his leverage or leave his zone and make a play on the ball carrier. His vision also allows him to slip through gaps in the line and apply pressure on the QB.

Pass Rush

Greene is a very experienced player and has a good knowledge of how to beat offenses. One of the most effective ways of doing so is by applying pressure on the QB. When lined up as a 4-3 ILB, he does a good job of delaying his blitz. This allows him to sneak through the line and effortlessly get to the QB. He is also solid at shedding blocks by using his low pad level and violent hands to disengage. Once he gets past the blocker, he uses his high motor to take the QB down.


Sherrod Greene Weaknesses

Open Space Tackles

The biggest concern that I spotted when watching his film was his lack of ability to tackle in open space. This is primarily due to his below-average lateral agility which makes him susceptible to ball carrier moves. His lateral agility also hinders his ability to disrupt screen plays. When closing out on his target, he has a tendency to overcommit and miss the tackle. Since he doesn’t have the best agility, he cannot afford to overcommit on these plays.

Sherrod Greene Draft Stock

After watching several hours of his film, I don’t think Greene is polished enough to get drafted. If he does get drafted, he will likely go in the backend of the 7th round.

Final Thoughts on Sherrod Greene Scouting Report

Sherrod Greene will definitely take a few years to develop. While doing so, he can be a regular on special teams and provide good linebacker depth. As for now, he has shown lots of potential as a run stopper who can bring down the ball carrier at the line of scrimmage. He also shows glimpses of being very good in zone coverage. This is primarily due to his vision and being aware of who is around him. If he can work on polishing his abilities and not overcommit when attempting tackles in open space, Greene has the potential to be solid in the NFL.

Sherrod Greene Player Comparison

When watching his film, he reminded me a lot of Chance Campbell. He also showed me glimpses of Tyshon Fogg.



Sherrod Greene Scouting Report and Player Profile Analyst – Matthew Lewis