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2011 NFL Combine: A.J. Green Off To A Poor Start

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AUBURN AL - NOVEMBER 13:  A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in this reception against Craig Stevens #46 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13 2010 in Auburn Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
AUBURN AL - NOVEMBER 13: A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs pulls in this reception against Craig Stevens #46 of the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13 2010 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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For a number of months, Georgia junior wide receiver A.J. Green has been nearly universally considered the best prospect available in the 2011 NFL Draft. As proof that the NFL Combine can negatively affect a prospect's perceived value, there's a chance that Green exits this weekend as the second best wide receiver on the board.

That wouldn't be possible if Alabama junior Julio Jones wasn't a great receiver prospect in his own right. Many NFL personnel men already view Jones as the better prospect, and given the way Green has started off his weekend, it shouldn't shock anyone if Green slips a bit.

Green disappointed at the weigh-in, tipping the scales at just 211 pounds at just under 6'4". Wes Bunting (National Football Post) described Green thusly: "...looks like he doesn’t spend much time in the weight room." Then Green hit the podium to chat with media, admitting that preparation is a weakness of his in the process.

Meanwhile, Jones is "performing" (there's got to be a better verb to use; I can't think of one) as expected. Green vs. Jones remains one of the more intriguing positional battles unfolding this weekend.