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- Height: 6’4
- Weight: 325lbs
- College: Texas A&M
- Year: Junior
- Position: Offensive Line
Kenyon Green appears to be the next off the production line of Texas A&M offensive linemen, which has seen the like of Eric McCoy (2019), German Ifedi (2016) Cedric Ogbuehi (2015), Jake Matthews (2014) and Luke Joeckel (2013), all come off the board within the first 50 picks in their respective drafts. Green should continue this impressive streak.
A Texas boy through and through, Kenyon Green grew up in Humble, Texas – a small town in East Texas. He attended Atascocita High School, who’s alumni include Boston Celtic’s point guard, Carsen Edwards.
His 5 star recruiting grading should endear him to NFL scouts off the bat. Being the number one recruit in Texas, he was a major coup for Texas A&M. After originally committing to LSU, Green decided to stay in Texas with the Aggies. He has started all eligible games since arriving on campus. initially starting as a right guard, before switching to the left last season.
Honours have not been hard to come by for Green. His freshman season saw him named in the SEC all-freshman team, as well as earning first team and second team All-American nominations during his sophomore year.
Watch Kenyon Green, Left Guard #55. This play shows his excellent footwork & lateral movement skills.
- Low Stance
- Work Ethic
Green has shown versatility already in his short time in college football, playing in both guard spots, as well as tackle in high school. He is now listed as the starting left tackle on the Aggies depth chart, so it will be interesting to see how he fairs at yet another position. Versatility across the offensive line is bound to curry him favour with NFL scouts.
When watching Green at the line of scrimmage, it is obvious how low in his stance he is compared to the rest of his offensive line colleagues. By combining this with his explosiveness, he is able to get up underneath opposing defenders where his leverage and strength prevail.
For someone weighing in at 325lbs, Green appears very light on his feet. His mobility is evident when either kicking out, or pulling, from his guard position with deceptive quickness. He is also able to adjust his feet quickly and recover rapidly if initially beaten by his opponent.
When set, Green is difficult to shift, with a low centre of gravity making it awkward for onrushing defensive linemen to manoeuvre him when engaged.
Another impressive feature is Green’s work ethic. He is always busy and rarely gives up or ‘cheats’ on plays. Whether he is working hard against his immediate opponent, or sensing more imminent danger and transitioning to deal with other rushers, Green is intelligent and aware of what is going on around him.
- Next level engagement
Whilst Green is impressive in so many facets of the game, he is not perfect. There a few things he could improve upon during the coming season. Although quick to get out to the 2nd level in the running game, he can at times struggle to fully engage and tie down the 2nd level defenders.
Also at times, he can appear to have issues with balance when attempting to engage with defensive line opponents where he appears to fall forward. I am not sure if this is because he is over zealous or if he lacks the arm length to play in this manner, but it is something to keep an eye on over the coming season.
Kenyon Green is shaping up to be one of the premier offensive line selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. It will be interesting to see if his move to offensive tackle pans out well for him and how the league will view him.
For me he projects best as a guard (and a very good one at that) at the NFL level. But, we have seen players with similar versatility and concerns over whether they will be an interior guy or tackle drafted highly in recent years such as Rashawn Slater and Alijah Vera-Tucker.
Regardless of his position, and where he eventually finds a home in the NFL, Kenyon Green has all the tools to make a successful career for himself. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him drafted in the middle of the first round in Vegas.
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