It’s easy enough to dismiss Gemon as another notch on the ol’ depth chart belt for the Green Bay Packers upcoming 2024 season. All eyes are currently on the draft with most folks pulling their mock draf triggers on players like Kool-Aid McKinstry, Max Melton, and of course, Cooper DeJean. However, it’s important to remember how often Gutey gets his hands dirty finding uncut football gems.

A Tale of Twin Talent

Gemon Green was born on October 20, 1999 in DeSoto, TX. He was born 6 minutes ahead of his twin brother German, and, coincidentally, picked up football at the age of 6. According to an article from The University of Michigan (, his parents George and Valecia said that football was the one activity he dedicated himself whole heartedly to all the way through High School.

At DeSoto High School, Gemon’s junior year team went 16-0 and won a Diision II state championship in 2016. Green went first team All-District in 2016 and 2017, and attended the Nike Opening in 2017 where he was named MVP at cornerback. ESPN had this to say while scouting Gemon:

“Strengths: Long, athletic and has excellent ability to use his size to play the ballReacts quickly to a quick pass game and leverages the route well. … Areas of Improvement: Strength, run support and footwork coming out of transition on intermediate to deep routes. … Bottom Line: CB prospect who fits best on the outside. Has excellent speed and the ability to defend high point balls. Further development to control his feet due to his length and his strength in the press will help him to realize his enormous upside

He would go on to receive offers from Colorado, Oklahoma & Oklahoma State, Texas, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Oregon, and TCU. However, he and his brother both committed to the infamous University of Michigan college program on April 20th of 2017. Below are some high school highlights I found of Gemon balling out.

“Michigan For Life!!”

During his tenure with the Wolverines, Gemon appeared in 42 games starting more than half of those games at cornerback. He racked up 71 tackles, 15 pass breakups, and 1 interception for Michigan. He earned an All-Big Ten Selection in 2022 and was a 5th year senior when he declared for the 2023 NFL Draft.

Here’s a great NFL Draft Pofile breakdown which gives some context to why he may be that next diamond in the rough for the Green Bay Packers.

Another Guy Coming From The Big Apple

While we are all still smiling regarding Xavier McKinney being picked up by the Green Bay Packers, Gemon Green is yet another talent that first landed with the New York Giants. He piqued their interest as his Michigan squad was one of the best defenses in college football. He went undrafted in 2023, but was able to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Giants.

At the time of his signing however, the Giants defensive back pool was overflowing making it hard to make waves. Injury and lack of take away ability also played a role leading to Gemon being initially cut from the team then re-signed as a practice squad player. He was then released and has not played since August of 2023.

According to a report by Bill Huber:

“Green recently was cleared following shoulder surgery. His workout in Green Bay was his first opportunity since being healthy, and he obviously did well enough to merit a longer look.”

Green Bay Packers Need Depth at CB

Gemon Green could certainly end up being that feel good story. The UDFA who comes up in the right scheme at the right time and gets a shot to develop. With the uncertainty of Eric Stokes’ health the Packers definitely need some depth at the position. I believe that it all comes down to draft night and how that board ends up falling. Who knows, maybe Gutey’s next big unknown star has now entered the building at 1265.

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