After the long wait it’s official the Cincinnati Bengals select Georgia WR AJ Green.
Official Combine Stats:
40 Yrd Dash: 4.48
20 Yrd Dash: 2.53
10 Yrd Dash: 1.55
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18
Vertical Jump: 34.5″
Broad Jump: 10’06″
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.21
3-Cone Drill: 6.91
His NCAA Career Stats are as follows:
Bengals WR Coach James Urban comments per Joe Reedy:
"Urban: “He’s a unique player. When you take into account the size, speed, ball skills. The complete player that he is, he’s rare.”"
Growing up in South Carolina, A.J. Green gained the nickname “Little Randy Moss”. Green spoke about the nickname and said this:
"“I think I go across the middle a lot more. But he’s definitely faster than me."
A few interesting things to note about this pick
- Green is used to catching passes from different QB’s and is successful no matter who is throwing him the ball. In his career Green caught balls from Aaron Murray, Matt Stafford, Joe Cox in his three great years at Georgia.
- Marvin Lewis said the Falcons offered the same deal the Browns accepted at No. 6. Lewis said the trade of five picks to move back into their No. 27 spot wasn’t enough.