Chargers Draft

3 guards the LA Chargers could target in the 2022 NFL Draft

Reese Nasser
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Kenyon Green
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Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green is one of the more versatile players in this year's class. He showed this on numerous occasions last season after playing every position on the offensive line besides center. By doing such he has gained valuable experience in each area. 

At 6’4 and 325 pounds, Green could play either guard or tackle at the next level. While he was moved around the line in college, he spent a majority of his stuff at the guard spots. In total, he recorded 853 snaps at right guard and 1098 at left guard. 

Based on the skillset that he showed while at Texas A&M, he could very well end up being the best guard to come out of this year's group. While he isn't the most polished player, he has the intangibles to be effective for a long time. 

The best part of Green’s game is his ability to run block. According to PFF, Green had a run block grade of 83.6. He excels at getting to linebackers at the second level of the defense and is always trying to put somebody on the ground. 

In regards as to where Green has struggled, there are two notable areas. Over his three years as a starter, he has had somewhat of an issue with penalties. Over the first eight games of the season last year, he was called for seven penalties. After week eight, he was called for none so he clearly knows how to fix the problem. 

He has also sometimes struggled in his pass blocking. He finished last season with a PFF grade of 65.7. In some games, such as week seven against Missouri, Green excelled at pass blocking. He recorded a grade of 85.4, his best of the season. In other games, he struggled much more. 

But even while struggling occasionally, he has shown the ability to adjust and still handle whoever is in front of him. He allowed just one sack and 10 pressures throughout the entire season. 

By adding Green, the Chargers will be getting a versatile player. The flexibility that comes with a player such as Green could help keep this offensive line afloat if they are plagued by injuries at any point. He has already proven that he can be effective anywhere on the line. A jump to the NFL shouldn't change this given how talented he is. 

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