2022 NFL draft (with Chark) under year 1 of the Las Vegas Raiders new regime.
In the 2021 NFL draft, the Las Vegas Raiders selected RT/G Alex Leatherwood with the 17th overall pick. Leatherwood transitioned between both right guard and right tackle but struggled with both. Towards the end of the year, he made a permanent shift back to the right tackle position, where he started to play well and pick up momentum.
Kenyon Green is a bigger, faster, more disciplined version of Alex Leatherwood. You get the same versatility, but with more power and athleticism, and less of the head scratching penalties.
Green played both right guard and tackle, where he dominated on a consistent basis at both. In fact, outside of center, Green has played every position on the offensive line and played them well.
Coming in at 325lb, the Aggie is simply hard to move as he’s great at using his body leverage. This has made him a great asset on passing downs. You’d be surprised how this guy can move, too.
Green has proven time and time again that he’s able to get to the second level with ease and execute blocks that keep plays going. Pair this with his quick first step, and you’ll understand why he was often the lead blocker on running plays.
Overall, there truly are no notable flaws in his game. He not only can dominate in both the pass and run game but can be plugged anywhere in a pinch if needed. Green can help the second year [starting] duo of Andre James and Alex Leatherwood, as he provides great technique and measurables to thrive wherever Vegas decides to plug him.
This would in turn help the Raiders not overpay for a lineman in free agency, being able to use the money elsewhere.