OG Kenyon Green, Texas A&M*

6’4” – 325 lbs.

Background:

Five-star recruit who originally committed to Louisiana St. but ended up going to Texas A&M. Started all thirteen games at right guard as a true freshman, then all nine games at left guard in 2020. Played both tackle and guard this past year before declaring for the draft.

Positives:

Three-year starter who has experience on both sides of the offensive line, and at both tackle and guard. Has a very solid build for the interior offensive line, carrying his weight well with good distribution and thickness. Very powerful at the point of attack. Was asked to do a lot of blocking on angles with the Aggies, showing good leg drive and a high work rate to generate push. Understands positioning and does a good job of sealing holes. Can cross a defender’s face and successfully execute a hook block. Has enough short-area quickness to chip one defender and reach another. Does a nice job of lining up opponents at the second level. Keeps his head on a swivel in pass protection; overall awareness is good, helping out with chip blocks when he can. Shows some knee-bend and a straight back in his sets; base looks better when he’s playing tackle. Absorbs power well. Very nice hand placement and grip strength in pass protection. Was regularly asked to pull to the right in pass protection. Good recovery speed as the help defender.

Negatives:

May be a little bit shorter than teams would like in a tackle prospect from a height/length standpoint. Can be more workmanlike than nasty. Looks a little bit linear at times; would like to see a little bit more knee-bend and a slightly lower pad level. Will occasionally lower his head into contact. Pretty quick in a short area but top-end speed is just adequate. Ability to sustain is above-average but doesn’t consistently lock onto opponents through the whistle.

Summary:

A very thick, powerful, and polished offensive line prospect who has experience both inside and outside but probably projects best to the guard position at the pro level, his three years of starting experience are evident, doing a nice job of identifying assignments and playing with technique. Able to execute a variety of different blocks in the run game, generating push and sealing holes, and can also mirror and absorb power effectively in the passing game. Looks like a pro-ready player likely to come off the board some time in the first round.

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