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Could the Commanders draft Kenyon Green to start on the Offensive Line?

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2022 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Commanders

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Arkansas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kenyon Green, OG

School: Texas A&M | Conference: Big 12

College Experience: Junior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 6’4” / 323 lbs

Projected Draft Status: Late 1st – 2nd round

Player Comparison: Kelechi Osemele

Player Overview

A five-star prospect and top prospect from the state of Texas, Kenyon Green originally committed to LSU. He would later rescind that commitment and decide to stay in state and play for Texas A&M. Green made an impact immediately, starting at right guard as a true freshman and earning All-SEC Freshman Team honors. The next year, Green switched to left guard and didn’t skip a beat. The Aggies had one of the best offensive lines in college football and Green was a consensus All-American. As a junior, he was named team captain and filled in at left and right tackle during the season. He was named to several All-American teams and was first team All-SEC in 2021.

Strengths

  • Versatile; played every OL position except center
  • Punishing run blocker, especially on the move
  • Strong anchor in pass protection
  • Uses length and hands well to latch onto defenders
  • Alert blocker always looking for targets

Weaknesses

  • Slow out of his stance in pass protection
  • At OT, struggled with some speed rushers
  • At OG, occasionally overpowered by DTs
  • Needs to be more aware of blitzers in the A Gap

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How He Fits On The Team

Kenyon Green has gotten some flak for not testing well at the combine, but there are some things to like when you watch him play, he moves easily, uses his length effectively, and can be a dominant run blocker. Add his experience across the offensive line and it’s easy to see why he’s a top draft prospect. The biggest area of concern I had is while he punishes smaller opponents, he can struggle against bigger, stronger defensive tackles when playing guard.

Brandon Scherff and Ereck Flowers, Washington’s starting guards from last season, are no longer on the team. Flowers has been replaced with Andrew Norwell, but right guard has not been addressed. The team could, like many fans, see Wes Schweitzer as a starter and Saadiq Charles as depth. However, if the team values Schweitzer’s flexibility, they may keep him as depth and find a starter in the draft. Kenyon Green might very well be a player they target to come in and start at right guard. He also could move to other positions on the line if there are injuries during the season. With so few early draft picks, I think it would be unwise to use one of our two picks in the first three rounds on guard. If Washington acquires more picks in the early rounds, Green could be on their radar.