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2016 NFL Draft: Clemson Safety TJ Green Drafted by the Colts

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Back in January the news of TJ Green leaving school early for the NFL Draft was a surprise. Today's news that he has been drafted in the second round by Indy is proof that he made the right decision.

Green was an extremely raw prospect coming out of high school, in fact some thought he would never even see the field at Clemson because of his preferred position of WR. Before the 2014 season he converted to safety where he the past two seasons learning the position.

The biggest tool for Green is his athleticism. He's extremely fast, posting an amazing 4.34 40 time, and has the ability to play even bigger than his imposing physical frame would suggest. Green ended up being a perfect safety for Brent Venables system at Clemson. The versatility allowed Venables to move Green around in a variety of roles. He would line up in the slot, provide run support, or cover the deep ball as needed.

The biggest downside for Green is lack of experience. Safety is a difficult position to learn in general, and Green only has 2 years of experience. He's likely going to need a couple of seasons on the bench or with limited experience to have a real shot at a long NFL career.

For a full breakdown of TJ Green, check out our draft profile here.