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Brandon Green

SELECTED BY CLEVELAND , ROUND 6, PICK 11, OVERALL PICK 176
DE | (6-2, 267, 4.72) | Rice
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Played "read" defensive end at Rice. Posted 37 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack as a true freshman in 1999; 37-8-4 in 2000; and 64-21-12 in '01, when he started every game and won All-Western Athletic Conference honors. Named All-WAC first-team in '02, when he recorded 71-13-8. Also had five forced fumbles and a 13-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Positives: Good football intelligence, smarts, quickness and work ethic. Is quick off the ball, gives a big effort and chases laterally. Quick, fast and smart.

Negatives: Tweener who lacks size and explosive strength. Has a history of shoulder problems. Must play on the edge and anchor. Average change of direction and ability to redirect. Can only play eight- or nine-technique. Has some trouble redirecting if caught inside. Can rush and chase if unblocked.

Summary: Tweener who doesn't look like a conventional linebacker athletically but may have a chance as a 3-4 rush 'backer or 49er-type "elephant" defensive end.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.