Houston Texans draft prospect: Kenyon Green would improve o-line in ’22

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The Houston Texans must draft an interior lineman or two in the 2022 NFL Draft.

If the Houston Texans want to make a splash in the 2022 NFL Draft, and if they want to move down some spots and still select an excellent play, plus add some other picks, it could be beneficial to take Kenyon Green from Texas A&M with an early selection.

It is no secret the offensive line needs to be better in ’22 compared to where they’ve been recently, and Green is one of the very best, maybe even the best, guard in this draft.

A little background of Green entering this draft is he’s skipping his senior season to be eligible for the draft, and he’s coming off a tenure with the Aggies where the 6’4″, 325-pound guard played guard and tackle, plus he’s not only good at run blocking – which is a huge need for the Texans – but he’s known for his pass blocking talents, too.

Green is a Top 10 prospect of The Draft Network, ranked as the 10th-best player in this draft, and let’s be honest, adding another first-round pick to the current offensive line would be an amazing feat for the Texans, especially at guard.

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In his draft profile by TDN, it says the following about Green and his NFL prospect … prepare to be excited when reading the following from the TDN scouting report:

"“Green has the athleticism and physical temperament to become an instant starter and a future All-Pro offensive lineman.”"

Imagine an offensive line where the Texans for the next two seasons at least had Laremy Tunsil at left tackle, Tytus Howard at right tackle or guard, and Green at right tackle or guard … then add in the possibility of keeping Justin Britt at center or using one of the other younger linemen like recent picks Charlie Heck or Max Scharping if they show the front office what they want to see.

That could be a fearsome five in the trenches for the Texans‘ offensive line, but it will take a player with the talent level of Green to be an impact player from the very start of his career.

Trading down in the first round and picking Green could pay dividends in Houston for years, as it would be nice to have three first-round pick talents on the ’22 offensive line, as Tunsil and Howard are also both past first-round picks who are a big part of the Houston Texans offensive front.

The start of any offensive line improving and being a better overall unit is super-talented players, and Green fits the mold coming out of the collegiate level.

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Watch this video on YouTube to see some of his highlights at Texas A&M, and then think about him wearing the blue-and-red of the Texans, protecting Davis Mills and playing alongside Tunsil or Howard. What an improvement the offense would see next season.