Ravens select OL Kenyon Green in way-too-early 2022 NFL Mock Draft
While the 2022 NFL Draft is far from Baltimore Ravens fans’ minds, it’s never too early to start looking at mock drafts. The Ravens are typically well-thought-of when it comes to these mocks and in a recent mock draft from Bleacher Report, they’re drafting at pick No. 27.
The draft order was determined by current Super Bowl odds, for reference.
With the No. 27 overall pick, the Ravens selected Texas A&M offensive lineman Kenyon Green to bolster their offensive line for the 2022 season and beyond.
Brent Sobleski, the author of the article, had this to say about why he had Baltimore going with the Aggies offensive lineman.
"“Texas A&M’s Kenyon Green is a joy to watch in the trenches due to his athleticism and intensity. He’ll transition from guard to tackle this fall, but some scouts aren’t open to the idea of him playing tackle at the next level.‘He’s a former 5-star (recruit) so that contributes to the hype, but his length and hand quickness won’t work at tackle in the league,’ a scout told Draft Scout’s Matt Miller.Experience at multiple positions isn’t a bad thing. Green can come in and compete somewhere for a starting spot in the Ravens lineup.”"
The Ravens have been fortunate to have a talented offensive line in recent years and taking another offensive lineman in the first round is a good way to continue that tradition.
Green is a beast too, who, as Sobleski mentioned, is transitioning to tackle for his final season in College Station.
He’d probably be better suited to play guard in the NFL and the Ravens could find themselves in a situation where they need another guard should Ben Cleveland struggle as a rookie.
If Green does play well at tackle this year, he’d be an option to take over at right tackle, as the Ravens signed former Steeler Alejandro Villanueva to a two-year deal with a potential out after this year.
The Ravens selected Kenyon Green in a recent mock draft.
Baltimore is no stranger to selecting late in the first round of the draft and Sobleski has them winning the AFC North (the Browns are picking 25th, for what it’s worth). Keeping the offensive line strong is crucial for the Ravens, who lean heavily on their run game.
Green is someone who could play a variety of positions so the Ravens could plug him in where needed. This is very much a Baltimore Ravens kind of pick in the first round and would make their offense stronger.
It’s still way too early to seriously envision the Ravens drafting anyone (especially with them being one of the better teams in the league and therefore, drafting later in the round) but Green would certainly be a welcomed addition to an already talented offensive line.