40-Yard Dash: 4.55(est)
Chad Greenway is a top-of-the-line tackler anywhere on the field; he will rarely miss a tackle. His speed allows him to drop back into coverage as well as anyone, and he can run with any tight end in the league. Greenway should be a true sideline-to-sideline linebacker in the NFL.
Greenway had major reconstructive knee surgery after spring camp in 2002, which could be a concern for teams looking to draft him. While he can penetrate into the backfield as well as most linebackers, he usually doesn't seem explosive enough to be a sack artist from the edge, though he penetrates well enough to stop the run. His speed and aggression may lead him to over-pursue plays early on in his career.
Greenway was named a first-team All-American in 2004 in addition to his second-team nomination in 2003, and is a preseason All-American this year. He was also named to the all-Big 10 team the past two years, as well as earning a place on Iowa's "Hustle Team" in each of the last two seasons. Chad was a potential low-end first-round selection for the 2004 NFL draft, but he elected to remain with Iowa as they attempt to win the Big 10 title and chase a spot in the National Championship.