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Kenyon Green selected in the first round, 15th overall by Houston

April 28, 2022
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Two-time Texas A&M All-American guard Kenyon Green on Thursday became the first Aggie to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft in five years.

Green was taken by the Houston Texans with the 15th pick in the first round.

The last Aggie to be selected in the first round was defensive end Myles Garrett, who was chosen first overall by the Cleveland Browns in 2017.

Green is also the fifth A&M offensive lineman to be a first-round draft choice since 2013. 

Tackle Luke Joeckel was a first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. Tackle Jake Matthews was taken first by the Atlanta Falcons in 2014. Tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was taken first by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015, and tackle Germain Ifedi was taken in the first round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2016.

Green was the top-rated prospect in Texas A&M’s outstanding 2019 recruiting class, which was ranked No. 4 in the country. He was the No. 15 overall recruit.

The soft-spoken, but hard-blocking 6-foot-4, 325-pounder started every game since arriving at A&M. He started all 13 games at right guard as a freshman and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team.

As a sophomore, Green shifted to left guard and emerged as the best lineman on a stellar line that was among the best in the country. Green earned consensus All-American honors and All-SEC recognition. He was also a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy.

A preseason All-American, Green opened this season at right tackle but moved along the line depending on need. He eventually settled back in at left guard.

Green was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times.

Prior to Green, the most recent A&M offensive linemen to be drafted were Dan Moore, a fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021, Erik McCoy, a second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2019 and Jermaine Eluemunor, a fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in ’17.

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Kenyon Green selected in the first round, 15th overall by Houston

5,425 Views | 9 Replies | Last: 3 mo ago by TAMU74
rondis23
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Congratulations!
Slyfox07
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Um…Texans
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*Houston Texans
TXRunner97
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May want to double check the facts
JPAg88
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Congrats, Kenyon!
“Get used to it. WE AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE!”
Coach Jimbo Fisher
2/2/2022
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jim 78
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Congrats!
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TAMU74
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Congratulations and good luck in the NFL.
Will be watching.
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