Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
As a Rutgers product, Greene has to be examined, considering Bill Belichick's fondness for the Scarlet Knights. As a converted defensive back, Greene has versatility – a huge plus in Belichick's book – and after improving his 40-yard dash at the Rutgers Pro Day (4.61), he's an interesting selection for both depth at outside linebacker and in sub packages to help the Patriots cover tight ends. Greene is known for his fast play, good tackling skills in the open field, and has contributed to Rutgers special teams play. He's projected to go in the second round or later. There are worries about his physical attributes, specifically whether he is big enough to play at linebacker in the NFL. But if you consider him for a specific role, coverage linebacker, he fits a specific need for the Patriots.
40-yard dash: 4.61 (pro day)