It’s been all offense for the Green Bay Packers on the first two days of the NFL Draft. The Packers wrapped up the second day by picking running back Alex Green out of Hawaii.
The 6’2, 220lb Green could be one of the most underrated running backs in the country. In 2010, Green became just the 7th player in Hawaii history to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark and the first since Travis Sims in 1992. The feat is even more impressive considering the Warriors boasted the nation’s No. 1 ranked aerial attack (394.29 ypg) and threw the ball 66.74 percent of the time.
Green provided the Warriors offense with an improved ability to score inside the red zone. In 2009, Hawaii finished with the country’s third-ranked pass offense (337.0 ypg), but an inability to finish drives saw them place 89th in scoring (22.77 ppg). That that changed when Green started handling the load as a senior.
In 2010, the Warriors produced the nation’s 10th-ranked scoring offense, as they averaged 39.57 points per contest. Green contributed 18 touchdown runs, including 12 inside the red zone with nine of those coming on goal-line snaps.
Despite playing just two seasons at Hawaii, Green ranks 12th all-time at the school with 1,652 yards rushing.
The Packers have 6-picks remaining on the final day of the draft tomorrow, including a pair of selections in the 4th round. The Packers have yet to pick a defensive player. Look for that to change on the final day tomorrow.