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Elfin: The Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far As Darrell Green’s Son Preps For The Draft

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http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012...ar-as-darrell-greens-son-preps-for-the-draft/


He’s bigger than his dad. He catches passes rather than trying to prevent receivers from catching them. But when he runs, Jared Green, formerly of Oakton High, the University of Virginia and Southern U, has what his old man, Darrell, calls “Green speed.”

And that speed – he has run 40 yards in 4.32 seconds — is a major reason why NFL teams might draft the 23-year-old next weekend even though he caught just 52 balls for 670 yards and four touchdowns during his 40 college games.

“Jared’s a big kid and he can run,” an NFL scout said after working out the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Green at Oakton this month. “When you’re getting later in the draft, you’re looking for things that Jared has that you can’t coach: size, speed and he’s a great kid. He learns well and he’s got the bloodlines and he’s been around the game his whole life.”

Indeed, Darrell Green had already played six of his record 20 Hall of Fame seasons at cornerback for the Redskins before Jared was born on April Fool’s Day 1989. However, like his dad, who dropped out of Texas A&I for nearly two years before returning and winding up a first-round pick in the 1983 draft, Jared didn’t have a totally smooth road to this point despite being the son of one of the most popular Redskins ever.

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Don't care for the self-serving whining about Mike London 'lying to' and 'manipulating' him. Maybe you just weren't that good - that a possibility? He says he 'learned from it' but only thing it sounds like he learned to me was that if you aren't successful, blame someone and quit.

Good luck to him, but Daddy being a Redskin legend doesn't buy you much in my book.
 

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Ditto to what Boone said. I wish the young man well, but any good father will tell his son that it is ultimately up to the young 'un to forge your own paths and don't rely on the family name in order to get ahead in life - or football.
 

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Darrell sure seems to be putting him into a position to succeed. Looks like he's gonna have to use that speed on Special Teams if he wants a shot in the NFL. I'm a little surprised the Skins haven't at least shown a "courtesy interest" in him.
 

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Let's play a game, kids. Can anyone guess who has ties to UVa that has posted in this thread?

:)
 

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Darrell is not the only Great Redskins DB he's got a connection with - He's got the same birthday as Sean Taylor.
 

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