Dallas Cowboys Round One – Kenyon Green – Guard – Texas A&M
I really wanted to aim for Zion Johnson, but more often than not he was gone. I tried to see if Chris Olave, Treylon Burks, or even George Karlaftis (I know the Cowboys do like him) were available but they too were too often gone.
That usually left me with trying to trade (awful options) or a choice between Green, Daxton Hill, or Kaiir Elam, with such a need at guard, Green is the pick. There are some guys the Cowboys could trade up for if they fall, but I decided to stand pat and let it fall as it may and use later picks to help with depth issues. Wide Receiver was a reach at this point.
Green plays with a wide base and doesn’t give up many sacks at guard. He has good power and explodes out of his stance to create a good punch. He is more powerful than agile, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t slide well and get into the second level with enough juice. Green is better right now with hand usage in pass sets and does well to readjust.
Where Green has shown some struggles in run blocking as he will sometimes reach for the defensive lineman and get himself a little off balance leading to holding calls. He has displayed solid technique, but consistency seems to be the bigger issue. He has all the tools to be a starting guard on day one and be an upgrade for the Dallas Cowboys.