Summary: Virgil Green has the athleticism to impress an NFL team enough to get him drafted earlier than his production and overall skill set suggest he should be taken. Teams looking for a secondary receiving threat to challenge defenses down the field are going to be intrigued by Green. Other teams needing more blocking ability will shy away. He can certainly add strength and work on that aspect of his game, but he is a project in that area.
Player Comparison: Ben Troupe. This is a natural for me. Both guys are athletic vertical threats with limited blocking ability. Troupe was just a little bigger coming out of Florida, and wound up being a bust after being taken No. 40 overall in 2004. Teams are going to reach for Green as well, but in a later round which should give him a better chance to develop instead of being thrust into a role as a starter.
Walt, your grade on the Earl Michell pickup by SF is off completely. Yes while he isn't a big threat in terms of DT look at all the defensive tackles, san francisco has? its mainly dial and purcell who have been doing the work and they need somebody else on that line. So this is easily a C+ or B- grade Free agent. While Mitchell did deal with injuries recently, SF is adding to the depth and at this point its a good pickup.