Green, Ladarius

Card: SaGe Hit Low 12
Acquired: 4/27/11, Box Breaker.

At 6″6′, 238, the freakishly sized Ladarius Green was a late riser to the 2012 Draft, after playing at Louisiana- Lafayette.  In 2010, Ladarius had 44 receptions for 794 yards, an 18 yard average and 7 touchdowns.  On the biggest stage of his young career in 2011, Ladarius made 5 catches for 121 yards and a TD against San Diego State during the New Orleans Bowl in 2011. Green was a very productive pass-catching tight end and has displayed the type of athleticism that makes him a mismatch at the next level and the type of player a team could fall in love with. He’s a big tight end who understands how to get open and use his frame to be a good option for the quarterback in the short passing game and has good foot quickness, which he uses along with his frame to work against zone coverage and box out smaller defenders to secure the easy first-down catch. Green also possesses the body control that allows him to leap, torque and reach both high and low for poorly thrown balls, making him the type of red-zone option who can have his quarterback throw jump balls.  His career numbers are 149 receptions for 2201 yards, 14.8 YPR, and 22 touchdowns.

The San Diego Chargers grabbed Ladarius with their 4th round selection of the 2012 draft. Apparently they feel he will make a nice compliment to Antonio Gates.