PRO: Smart, young corner with great speed and versatility. Drafted by the Lions in the sixth round (196th) overall of the 2012 NFL Draft.
2012: Had a promising rookie season, playing in 15 games (five starts). Totaled 29 tackles (23 solo) and one interception. Forced into starting duties with injuries to other cornerbacks. Added one sack and four pass defenses in his time on the field.
COLLEGE: A transfer from Benedict College, Green began his career at New Mexico State as a sophomore, but was redshirted for the 2008 season. In his three-year career with the Aggies, Green played in all 37 games and ended his career with 218 tackles, 32 pass break-ups and two interceptions.
2011: Green recorded 70 tackles on the season and led the team with 14 pass break-ups on the season, which ranked him second in the WAC. Green also grabbed two interceptions on the year, along with one forced fumble.
PERSONAL: Attended Lakewood High School where he played both defensive back and running back. Also played defensive back during his junior year and collected 40 tackles and four interceptions on the season. Green moved to running back for his senior year and rushed for 950 yards and six touchdowns, also returning three kickoffs for touchdowns.
With Chris Houston and Darius Slay unlikely to play Monday, the Lions will rely on a couple young corners in Jonte Green and Chris Greenwood
Larry Warford has learned a lot by facing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in practice, rookies get excited for Friday's game and other observations from Lions' camp
Bartell, a ninth-year veteran, says this is the most talented group of young cornerbacks he's been around in his entire career
While Martin Mayhew and the Lions could be looking to add a corner in this year's draft, he expects all three of last year's selections - Bill Bentley, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green - to be contributors in 2013
After adding cornerbacks Chris Greenwood (6-1, 193) in the fifth round and Jonte Green (6-0, 184) in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, you can expect the Detroit Lions to continue to look for big playmakers to add to their secondary.
Jonte Green and Chris Houston talk to the media about building confidence, preparing for WR Brandon Marshall and the importance of film study.
Head Coach Jim Schwartz on rookie Jonte Green's consistent improvement and getting more comfortable with technique and scheme. Jonte Green on translating his plays on the practice field to the game.