One of the San Francisco 49ers needs is on the offensive line. One of this year's OL draft prospects, guard Darrell Greene attended the 49ers pro day in Santa Clara. Greene is a 6'4 325 guard who went to San Diego State but attended Bay Area's Freedom High School in Oakley, California, making him eligible for the local pro day.
Last week NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted that the 49ers conducted a private workout with Greene along with the Texans, Browns, Eagles and Colts. Greene however, refuted this report saying he has only had a private workouts with the Vikings and Eagles, but did have a meeting with 49ers personnel at the combine.
Greene thinks he would be an asset to Chip Kelly's zone blocking scheme, which was is the same system he played in San Diego. "That's what we did at San Diego State, a lot of zone blocking, a lot of power and everything like that, so I feel I'd fit in perfectly." He has had good feedback from teams stating "I feel like I could come into an organization and fight for a starting spot."
Criticisms Greene has received are on his second step and his pad level, which he has been working on since before the combine. According to NFL.com Greene's 31 5/8" arms are on the shorter side and the flexibility in his hips could be limiting. He also sat out six games, along with four other players from his team, after a positive test for marijuana.