Kellen Mond didn’t have an elite supporting cast at Texas A&M, but he wasn’t without help. On top of having several talented weapons, the quarterback also had two three-year starters at each offensive tackle position. Both Texas A&M offensive tackles, Dan Moore Jr. and Carson Green, are set to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Moore and Green both had a chance to show off their ability at the Senior Bowl in January. Meanwhile, a deep OT class may be working against them. Today, we’ll take a closer look at Green, what kind of upside he possesses, and if he can be an NFL starter.
Carson Green NFL Draft Profile
- Position: Offensive Tackle
- School: Texas A&M
- Current Year: Senior
- Height: 6’6″
- Weight: 319 pounds
- Wingspan: 82 1/2″
- Arm: 34″
- Hand: 10 3/8″
Senior Bowl Performance
Green used his week at the Senior Bowl to his advantage, meeting with all 32 NFL teams and conducting a Zoom interview with a Cardinals coach. As mentioned in the practice report summary below, gathered from the American Team Practice Reports, Green could have been more consistent throughout the week.
Nevertheless, he did flash his athletic ability and positional versatility. Those traits, combined with his serviceable length and effort, should garner NFL attention. Here’s the full summary:
“Green comes in near the middle of the pack, along with his Texas A&M teammate. He wasn’t of detriment to his line, but he was still fairly inconsistent. On Thursday in particular, he struggled to strike with solid contact, and balance and block sustainment remained issues throughout the week. Green can move fairly well for his size, and he has solid upside with his physical makeup. That said, he didn’t quite put things together by the week’s end.”
Tony Pauline’s Carson Green Scouting Report
Positives: Nice-sized college right tackle who projects to guard in the NFL. Sets with a wide base, stays square, and shows strength at the point. Keeps his feet moving, works his hands, and makes terrific use of angles and body positioning to seal defenders from the play. Fires off the snap, bends his knees, and blocks with proper pad level. Quick with his hands, keeps his head on a swivel, and always looks for someone to hit.
Negatives: Struggles to adjust and does not display a lot of athleticism. Not quick or fluid pulling across the line of scrimmage and late getting to the spot blocking in motion.
Analysis: Green is a nice-sized blocker who gets the most from his ability, and after a solid season, he turned in three good days of practice at the Senior Bowl. While he has the size to stay at tackle, I prefer him inside at guard in a power-gap system. Green has starting potential at the next level if he continues to develop his game.
Carson Green Player Profile
On the draft circuit, Green is one of the more overlooked offensive tackle prospects. Yet, his path to relevance should not be discounted. The Texas A&M offensive tackle’s story is impressive. He outproduced his expectations early on and provided positional stability during his tenure with the Aggies.
Green was a low-ranked three-star recruit in the 2017 class. He fell outside the Top 1,000 on 247 Sports’ board, and he was also outside the Top 100 at his position. He initially committed to the SMU Mustangs a year before graduation. However, after taking an unofficial visit to Texas A&M and fielding a scholarship offer, Green de-committed from SMU and signed with the Aggies.
It proved to be a smart decision, as playing in the SEC would afford Green the platform necessary to boost his NFL Draft stock.
Carson Green’s career as a Texas A&M offensive tackle
Coming into the SEC as a low three-star recruit, one would have assumed that Green would have to wait for his opportunity to start. From his first days on campus, Green sought to fast-track his involvement in the offense. He was rostered as a true freshman and avoided the dreaded redshirt, replacing starting right tackle Keaton Sutherland late in the year after he suffered an injury.
Green started the final four games of the 2017 season and played well enough to earn the role in 2018. In fact, Green would not relinquish the right tackle job for his entire four-year career. He started all 13 games in both 2018 and 2019 and started every game he played in his 2020 campaign.
At the end of the year, Green chose not to exercise the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility and entered the 2021 NFL Draft. He also accepted an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January, where he joined a talented offensive line group.
Carson Green’s best fits in the 2021 NFL Draft
Athleticism alone hasn’t been a concern for Green throughout his collegiate career. Conversely, he hasn’t shown the elite athletic traits necessary to cancel out his relative lack of density. Green owns decent length and an NFL frame but can add a bit more weight at the next level. At his pro day, he didn’t test out of this world, but he did have a 29.5-inch vertical and a 108-inch broad jump at 6-foot-6, 320. Tackles can safely start with those numbers. Now, Green just has to keep adding strength and polish to his game.
Green flashed in moments at the Senior Bowl, but there were also times when he struggled. Additionally, the Texas A&M offensive tackle’s Senior Bowl performance accurately emulated the concerns surrounding his stock. Green likely has a future as a solid depth player or a swing tackle with traits that project well to guard. However, does he possess the tools to become a starting-caliber offensive lineman eventually?
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Prospects with Green’s size are often drafted on Day 3, and that’s where Green should expect to be selected. Given the 2021 offensive tackle class’ depth, Green is likely a mid-to-late Day 3 selection at best. He doesn’t quite have the overwhelming strength to stand out in power schemes, and while he’s athletic enough to move along the line, he’s not dominant in zone, either.
At any rate, for teams seeking offensive line depth and measured developmental traits, Green offers that along with substantial collegiate experience in the SEC.
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