A two-time consensus All-American, Kenyon Green is the top guard prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. Capable of playing both guard and tackle in the SEC, Green should be able to start right away for any team, which is why he won't last long when the first round gets started on April 28.
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Kenyon Green Draft Profile
College: Texas A&M
Green moved across the line at A&M — starting at right guard as a freshman and left guard as a junior and seeing time at those spots plus both tackle spots last season — and he thrived in every role. He’s an athletic, balanced and coordinated mover, with the ability to mirror in pass protection, drop anchor and stone defenders with long arms and heavy hands. He shows outstanding instincts and awareness against twists and stunts. In the run game, he plays with a road-grader mentality at the point of attack, with enough power to generate movement. And he has the mobility to be effective as a puller and to land blocks in space. He’s aggressive and violent as a finisher. He’s a legitimate tackle prospect as well and can fit there if necessary.
There are few holes in Green’s game, aside from the fact that he can get overaggressive as a run blocker, looking to erase second-level defenders and throwing off his balance at times.
While there’s no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL draft, Green comes close thanks to his physicality, balance, instincts and versatility. He’s scheme-versatile and would be a Week 1 starter at tackle or guard, with an All-Pro ceiling.