From 2-star to NFL Prospect: T.J. Green declares for NFL Draft


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From 2-star to NFL Prospect: T.J. Green declares for NFL Draft

Clemson junior safety T.J. Green listened to the advice of former roommate Jayron Kearse, and that advice has earned Green a chance at the NFL.

Green told TigerNet Wednesday afternoon that he has elected to forego his senior season and will declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Green released a statement to TigerNet through his agents, Element Sports Group, which covers the reasons for his decision.

After careful thought & consideration, I have decided to forego my last year of eligibility at Clemson and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. My dream has always been to play in the NFL, and I feel like Clemson has prepared me for that opportunity. I am ready to take the next step in pursuing that dream. I am so thankful to all the coaches and support staff at Clemson for giving me the amazing opportunity to be a Tiger. Playing for Coach Swinney, Coach Reed, and Coach Venables has been an amazing experience and a huge blessing. I must also thank my teammates, my brothers, for this amazing journey and experience. Without them, I wouldn’t be in this position. Death Valley is an amazing environment, and Clemson fans are the best in the country. It was a huge honor to play for the Tigers, and I will cherish those memories forever.

Green had 95 tackles this past season, with 5 ½ tackles for loss, one sack, three passes broken up, three passes defended and two forced fumbles.

Green was a late addition to Clemson’s 2013 recruiting class out of Sylacauga (AL) and was seen by many as strictly a fit on special teams. Recruited by co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott – who is also Clemson’s wide receivers coach – Green was ranked as just a two-star recruit by Rivals. He only had two scholarship offers from Power Five conference schools — Clemson and Auburn.

Then, after signing with Clemson as a wide receiver and catching two passes as a true freshman in 2013, Green had a conversation with Kearse, who convinced him to move to the defense. Kearse also declared for the draft Wednesday.

The move worked to perfection, and Green was solid in 2014. He had 24 tackles and one interception while playing in a backup role.

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spacer New Story: From 2-star to NFL Prospect: T.J. Green declares for NFL Draft
TigerNet News
spacer Should have declared earlier in the day....
franc1968®
spacer Wow...that sucks for us. Good for him though.
Carlsbad®
spacer Maybe even two.**
Carlsbad®
spacer Jadar is SS and will replace Kearse. Wiggins maybe at FS?***
CoolBreeze864
spacer Re: Jadar is SS and will replace Kearse. Wiggins maybe at FS?***
Clemsonhitter®
spacer Don't think they'll move Jadar out of his natural position.***
CoolBreeze864
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whatweeatin
spacer Hmmm well good luck!
Bleedorange09
spacer I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.
Tigersense®
spacer I said the same thing about Martavis Bryant....
BigCUFan®
spacer You were right. Bryant took two years to get going.
Tigersense®
spacer My point is....
BigCUFan®
spacer Re: My point is....
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer "luck out" ?!?!?!
BigCUFan®
spacer It was a wise choice. Leave or catch balls from Cole Stoudt?
CoolBreeze864
spacer Re: You were right. Bryant took two years to get going.
lextiger551
spacer Two years? try two games dumba$$***
CM Shack
spacer Bryant would have been catching passes from Stoudt!
CoolBreeze864
spacer umm no he didn't-- and he's 1 year away now from a monster
ctigers90
spacer You were wrong let it go, he wouldn't have improved his...
tigerking79
spacer Bryant had the ability but had not really push himself.
TigerGrad'93
spacer I hope Kearse proves me wrong..
under11par®
spacer Re: I said the same thing about Martavis Bryant....
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Martavis was the most talented and physically gifted player
The hillbilly beater®
spacer Re: I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.
tigered1®
spacer He had a lot to do with us losing Monday . . .
PetesPonies
spacer Re: I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.
clemtig4
spacer Re: I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.***
rskelly545
spacer Re: I wish him luck becuase he is going to need it.***
rskelly545
spacer wow***
CM Shack
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MaukaTiger®
spacer Wish TJ the best of luck, however...
svaughan
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lextiger551
spacer I'm sure it's tough when the rest of your guys declare
dattiger05
spacer Re: I'm sure it's tough when the rest of your guys declare
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: I'm sure it's tough when the rest of your guys declare
dattiger05
spacer Agents tell them about best case scenarios...and plus some.
TigerGrad'93
spacer Re: Agents tell them about best case scenarios...and plus some.
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Certainly lends credence to the Kearse tanking theory
Fillthevalley
spacer Element Sports. Sounds like they are in lots of ears.***
Greercat
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mrheyj
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tigergrad1999
spacer Good luck TJ !
drgwood83®
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fencebusters®
spacer He should NOT have signed with an agent and tested . . .
BuckHeadTiger
spacer Declaring for the draft after the game he had would be like
Obed®
spacer Or like...
Flying Tiger®
spacer Re: Or like...
allinallorangeallthetime52®
spacer Sorry, but Green is not ready for the NFL...
cutigersco
spacer Didn't mean to post that under the previous post. Sorry.***
cutigersco
spacer My take, and where I see them going.
Prime T. Tiger
spacer I'm really worried about this one, but go get em TJ!!!***
CoolBreeze864
spacer Looked like a 2 star against Bama
oriyah10
spacer Re: Looked like a 2 star against Bama
oriyah10
spacer Re: Looked like a 2 star against Bama
sloansttavfan
spacer Let's get more 5 stars like a FS
oriyah10
spacer Re: Let's get more 5 stars like a FS
oriyah10
spacer Re: Let's get more 5 stars like a FS
dinesh15®
spacer Re: Let's get more 5 stars like a FS
oriyah10
spacer Anybody knows his draft grade?...
GSCtiger
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I bleed orange
spacer TJ...when you get a chance, don't forget to come back and...
ClemBert
spacer The "pay college players" movement...
harrisg
spacer Greedy Agents
Southeasterntiger
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