Drafted: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 15 (HOU)
Draft Profile: BioKenyon Green came from Humble, Texas, and by his junior year at Atascocita High School, he was widely regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the nation. He was an Under Armor All-American, Army All-American, and the Houston area UIL Offensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club - as a result, 247 Sports listed him as a five-star prospect, the third-best offensive tackle in the country, and the No. 1 player in Texas.
He had offers from schools such as Oregon and Alabama and originally committed to the LSU Tigers, but a change of heart and committed to the Texas A&M Aggies instead.
Green started all 13 games in 2019 as a freshman and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team, voted on by the league’s head coaches
He started all 10 games at left guard in 2020, logging 691 offensive snaps and was named a consensus All-American (first-team - FWAA and Sporting News; second-team - NFCA, AP, and Walter Camp). He was a major part of one of the best offensive lines in the nation as the unit led the SEC in sacks allowed (0.7), tackles for loss allowed (3.8), and yards per carry (5.45). He also only allowed a single sack all season although gave up 7 penalties.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Above-average football smarts and general intelligence. Plays with a nasty streak. Solid character and work ethic.
- Very versatile player who has lined up at four OL positions although primarily has played a left guard
- Big athlete with good bulk and a filled-out frame. Stays balanced and doesn't overextend in pass protection. Stays disciplined with good bend and leverage.
- Very quick feet and explosive off the line of scrimmage - he has the quickness to adjust to counters
- Amazing playing speed for a player of his size - could be the most athletic lineman in the 2022 class
- Understand the phase low man wins and lives by it
- Has a naturally wide base, thickly build, and good length. Long legs to cover a lot of ground with his initial kick slide. Has the quickness to set up quickly with enough lateral shuffle to mirror and mobility to get to the second level.
- Has the feet to adjust when he anticipates what's coming. Effective trapping and bends at the knees with adequate core strength to absorb the bull rush. Can clear a path at the second level if he hits the target.
- Incredibly strong and anchors at an elite level - is almost impossible to bull rush
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- A brilliant run blocker but has a limited skill set as a pass blocker and is relatively underdeveloped in this area
- Has an issue with balance will over lean into an oncoming rusher
- Didn't dominate statistically at college - allowed a total of 48 pressures in three years, which is good - but not great
- Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
- Does not have the ideal arm length to be a top-level left tackle - best suited inside
- Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet.
- Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing the defender to get the corner or spin inside.
- Underwhelmed in athletic testing at the Combine - with 5.24 40, only 20 reps on the bench and a 102 broad jump
Scouting Report: SummaryGreen has all the potential in the world - he has elite strength, is very quick for his size, and has tremendous drive in the running game. He isn't perfect though and isn't an accomplished pass blocker... yet - and will need development in the pros. Despite this, he is still the best guard in this year's class and he's even more in demand due to his ability to play all across the line.
A guaranteed first-round prospect in this April's 2022 NFL Draft with a chance to go in the top half of the first round.
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