Safety T.J. Green
The Colts’ 2016 second round pick T.J. Green may not have as much hype as Ryan Kelly, but he will also have a big impact for the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
Green is a raw talent at the safety position. He switched from wide receiver to safety after his freshman season at Clemson University. As a result, he has only been a starting safety for one year of his entire football career.
To be fair, Green excelled in his one season as a starter. He accumulated 97 combined tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and one sack. He was especially good at tracking down ball carriers (receivers or running backs). The Colts could definitely use his ball-hawk playing style.
Despite his lack of experience, the Colts will use Green on a situational basis. They will probably use him in nickel or dime defensive packages; much like they did with Clayton Geathers in 2016. As a result, they can give Green valuable experience without having to fully rely on him.
Green has the physical tools needed to be an immediate contributor for the Colts. His speed and awareness allows him to cover the entire field. It will be hard for the Colts not to give him an opportunity to prove himself in 2016.
The Indianapolis Colts will give Green a lot of opportunities to succeed. After seeing how well Geathers did in a limited role for the Colts last season, there is a strong likelihood Green will have similar success in 2016.
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