Aggies OL Kenyon Green Declares For The 2022 NFL Draft

Aggies OL Kenyon Green. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Aggies OL Kenyon Green. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas A&M Aggies offensive lineman Kenyon Green has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.

It’s impressive to look at the Texas A&M recruiting class from the 2019 cycle, as a few are top players at their positions as the 2022 NFL Draft cycle begins. DeMarvin Leal, Isaiah Spiller, and Jalen Wydermyer are already in, and now Kenyon Green joins them, as he has declared via a Twitter announcement.

Green was a five star recruit for the Aggies, and was the 15th ranked player nationally in the 2019 recruiting class, including the top player from the state of Texas, according to 247Sports. He chose the Aggies over the top schools in the SEC and over schools like Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma State.

Green started 13 games as a true freshman, all at right guard. He moved over to left guard in the 2020 season, and put out great tape, leading him to receive high rankings among draft analysts throughout the summer. The 2021 season was a wild one for Green, as he played everywhere but center at some point in the season. He played left tackle against Alabama and was crucial to the team pulling off that upset.

The 2022 NFL Draft will be a fascinating process for Kenyon Green, as teams look through the 2021 tape to find out where he fits best. It’s likely on the interior in the NFL, but that versatility he showed in 2021 won’t be overlooked. It’s not likely he takes over as a tackle full-time, but that ability should pique the interest of teams who feel like he can be moved to get the best five out there on the offensive line.

If he’s viewed strictly as a guard, there’s a chance he tumbles a bit in the 2022 NFL Draft because of positional value. However, the talent is clear. He’s a bowling ball in the run game with great power and finishing ability. His footwork is impressive in pass protection and while his hands move faster than his feet sometimes, he’s able to control rushers with great grip to allow his feet to catch up. Green is a first round talent who should help any offense.