The NFL Draft is just under a month away, to be played out over the course of three days April 28th-30th in Chicago. Hundreds of college juniors and seniors are hoping to hear their names called over the course of that three day span as they attempt to live out their dream of playing in the NFL.
One of those draft hopefuls is TCU senior running back Aaron Green. Green started his career at Nebraska before transferring to the Horned Frogs and playing three seasons for Gary Patterson’s squad. He was an integral part of the offense each of the last two seasons both in the run game and catching the ball out of the backfield as he totaled 2,477 yards from scrimmage and 23 total touchdowns his junior and senior years.
However, Green feels that his production could have been even higher, had he been featured more in the Horned Frogs offense.
“Yeah I believe so,” said Green. “With our pass-heavy offense, we’re an Air Raid offense, so there are times where our quarterback would throw the ball 50 times a game. I just don’t really feel like we have the run plays that other running backs across the country were able to run, such as powers and counters. Our running game was pretty basic. I just had to work with what I had, but most importantly we were winning. That was fine with me and I did well with what we had.”
Despite the feeling that he could have helped the team even more, Green certainly isn’t complaining about his time with the Horned Frogs. The team went 23-3 in his last two seasons and when you’re winning that much, it’s hard to be upset about anything.
“When you’re sitting at 9-1 and 10-1, what more can you ask for,” said Green. “Especially being a senior. I was extremely happy with my last two years at TCU. Of course, the running game could have been a little better, but like I said man, when you’re winning, it doesn’t really matter.”
Green is currently projected to be a sixth round pick by CBSSports.com.