2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Texas A&M IOL Kenyon Green

Brian Lamb
Brian Lamb is the owner of NFL Draft Lounge and has covered the NFL Draft since 2011. Brian is also the owner of the Infinity Sports Network, which NFL Draft Lounge belongs to.

While it’s been an up-and-down season for the Texas A&M Aggies, offensive lineman Kenyon Green has been a bright spot for the program. He’s a versatile prospect that has played at four positions this season for the Aggies. In this 2022 NFL Draft scouting report, we’ll breakdown what makes Kenyon Green so versatile, as well as how his skills and abilities will translate onto an NFL roster.

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Kenyon Green 40 Time

I currently have Kenyon Green predicted to run a 40 time in the low 5.00 range. As an interior offensive lineman, which is the position that I believe he’ll play in the NFL, he has solid quickness for. On film, Green is able to execute pull blocks and has adequate quickness out of his stance when asked to play the tackle position. In fact, his predicted 40 time would be slightly above the league average for any position on the offensive line.

 

Kenyon Green Injury History

Kenyon Green has been an absolute rock for the Texas A&M Aggies. As mentioned previously, his versatility has allowed the Aggies to plug-and-play Green across four positions this season as a result of injuries to his teammates. Needless to say, I don’t envision there being any issues during the medical evaluation process at the NFL Combine in March.

 

Kenyon Green Scouting Report

Pros
  • Picks Up Delayed Blitzes Ans Stunts Very Well
  • Versatile Prospect That Can Play Across The Offensive Line
  • Has Good Quickness Out Of His Stance Or When Asked To Block On Outside Runs
Cons
  • Relies Too Heavily On Hand Placement Outside Shoulders
  • Can Struggle Against Speed When Executing Pull Blocks
  • Adequate Speed To Execute Blocks At The Second Level

Kenyon Green is a three-year starter for the Texas A&M Aggies. He typically plays on the interior at the guard position, but has filled in at tackle this season due to injuries. He has solid height and weight for the offensive line. In terms of athleticism, his projected 40 time is slightly better than the league average for any position across the offensive line.

Green has the quickness out of his stance to pull and execute efficient blocks outside the tackle box. As an interior lineman, he has a good ability to drive through defenders and steer them to open running lanes. He also has a good ability to diagnose and pickup delayed blitzes and stunts inside. In pass protection, he has good timing and placement with his hands to give the quarterback a clean pocket to throw from. He has a very good ability to anchor inside and hold his ground versus bull rushes.

He relies too heavily on a wide hand placement, which will likely result in offensive holding calls in the NFL, especially as an offensive tackle. I’d like to see him work on his quickness to execute blocks in the second level or even when he’s asked to be a lead blocker outside. Furthermore, he can struggle to pickup speedy rushers when pull blocking.

 

Kenyon Green NFL Draft Projection

While he’s been an extremely versatile offensive lineman for the Texas A&M Aggies, I think he’ll stay inside at guard in the NFL. On our 2022 NFL Draft Top 200 Big Board, we currently have Green listed as the top interior offensive lineman. Ultimately, I believe that he’s going to be a top ten pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

As previously mentioned, it’s my belief that the guard position is a more natural fit for him. While it’s possible that an NFL coaching staff could look to move Green outside, especially in emergency situations, I don’t find it likely. However, it’s certainly possible that with NFL coaching that he could develop into an efficient NFL offensive tackle over time.

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