Name: German Green
Weight: 190 lbs.
High school: DeSoto (TX) DeSoto
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #33
Last year: I ranked Green #50 and said he would be a backup cornerback (LINK). He made 3 tackles.
TTB Rating: 59
Green was a safety early in his career, but he made the transition to cornerback. He played in just two games last season as a corner, while playing in every game on special teams. But he was the backup to the backup and only made 3 total tackles.
It surprises me a little bit that Green is returning for a fifth year of being a backup. I’m sure it helps that his twin brother Gemon will likely start at corner, but most guys would have transferred by now. He’s likely looking up at D.J. Turner II, Gemon Green, and Will Johnson at the very least, plus other guys who have received more practice hype, such as Mike Sainristil and Ja’Den McBurrows. But German can still be a valuable special teams player. And with a COVID exemption from 2020, he could still return or transfer in 2023 with perhaps a better chance to earn a starting position.
Prediction: Backup cornerback, special teamer