Kenyon Green listed as Bengals’ dream target for 2022 NFL Draft

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The Cincinnati Bengals need help on their offensive line so it’s no surprise that their dream target in the 2022 NFL Draft would be an offensive lineman.

Alex Kay of Bleacher Report went through every team’s dream target in this spring’s NFL draft and for the Bengals, it was Texas A&M offensive lineman Kenyon Green.

Kay wrote:

"Kenyon Green is the type of versatile offensive lineman the Bengals would benefit from with their late first-round selection.The Texas A&M product can play almost anywhere, using his sizable 6’4″, 325-pound frame—which is packed with strength—to shut down rushers and open up lanes."

As Kay mentions, Green is incredible versatile. He spent time at left tackle, left guard, and right tackle last season and for a team with need at pretty much every position on the o-line, that type of trait can’t go unnoticed.

The Draft Network mentions that the ideal role for Green in the NFL is at either guard spot or as a right tackle, which is another strong resumé booster. The Aggie o-lineman clearly can be plugged in anywhere on the line and that especially comes in handy when injuries start to pile up.

Kenyon Green would be a dream come true for Bengals

While Green is the perfect prospect for Cincinnati, I’m skeptical that he falls to the end of the first round. The Draft Network has Green as the 10th best prospect in this draft while Pro Football Focus lists him as the 21st best prospect. Either way, a lot of teams could use a versatile offensive lineman like Green so if he makes it to pick No. 31, it’d be a miracle.

Every position is open on the starting offensive line and that’s the way it should be. The Bengals likely add two offensive linemen in free agency and then add another starting-caliber o-lineman in the draft. Green would certainly be that and the nice part about him would be that he could play pretty much anywhere the team needed him.

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Would you like to see Cincinnati draft Green? Better question — Do you think there’s any chance the Bengals could land Green in the draft?