2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Guard



The top 2022 Offensive Guard prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

This page was last updated Dec. 11, 2021. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.

Send Charlie an e-mail here: draftcampbell@gmail.com


2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  • '19 - Cody Ford, Oklahoma
1. Texas A&M image Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 325.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Green has played guard and left tackle for the Aggies, but for the NFL, he profiles as a guard. Green was not horrible at tackle, but he had some problems with speed rushers. Once Texas A&M got some players back from injury, Green went back to his natural position of guard. Green has a well-rounded skill set for the inside. He is a tough run blocker who can generate a push and is a reliable, steady pass protector.

"I think Green goes late first, early second," said an area scout. "He's a guard in the NFL, has good size at 6-foot-3-and-half, good length, can get overextended at times, but solid overall football player."

7/3/21: Assuming Green stays healthy over his senior year, he will enter the NFL having started three straight seasons for the Aggies. If his play stays consistent, he will provide evaluators three years of impressive tape. Texas A&M has had a lot of success running behind Green, who has also been steady in pass protection. He has a good skill set and will enter the next level with a lot of experience.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2019 Texas A&M 13
2020 Texas A&M 10
2021 Texas A&M 12

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/4/2021 Kent St. W 41 - 10
9/11/2021 Colorado
@ Denver, CO
W 10 - 7
9/18/2021 New Mexico W 34 - 0
9/25/2021 Arkansas
@ Arlington , TX
L 10 - 20
10/2/2021 Mississippi St. L 22 - 26
10/9/2021 Alabama W 41 - 38
10/16/2021 @ Missouri W 35 - 14
10/23/2021 South Carolina W 44 - 14
11/6/2021 Auburn W 20 - 3
11/13/2021 @ Ole Miss L 19 - 29
11/20/2021 Prairie View W 52 - 3
11/27/2021 @ LSU L 24 - 27




Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
  • '19 - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
2. LSU image Chasen Hines, G, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 323.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Hines has been solid this season, showing strength as a run blocker and the skill set to protect the quarterback. Hines could stand to continue to improve his technique as a pass protector, and that was evident against Alabama, but the skill set is there for Hines to be a very good NFL guard.

7/3/21: Hines is a heavy interior blocker who is a large load at the point of attack. He was a bright spot alongside Ed Ingram during the 2020 season, impressing some team evaluators. For the NFL, Hines could have plug-and-play starting potential. Some sources believe Hines could have had second-day potential if he had entered the 2021 NFL Draft. If he builds on his 2020 performance, he could be a riser and one of the top guard prospects.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2018 LSU 8
2019 LSU 10
2020 LSU 9
2021 LSU 7

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/4/2021 @ UCLA L 27 - 38
9/11/2021 McNeese W 34 - 7
9/18/2021 Central Mich. W 49 - 21
9/25/2021 @ Mississippi St. W 28 - 25
10/2/2021 Auburn L 19 - 24
10/9/2021 @ Kentucky L 21 - 42
10/16/2021 Florida W 49 - 42
10/23/2021 @ Ole Miss L 17 - 31
11/6/2021 @ Alabama L 14 - 20
11/13/2021 Arkansas L 13 - 16 (1OT)
11/20/2021 ULM W 27 - 14
11/27/2021 Texas A&M W 27 - 24
1/4/2022 @ Kansas St. -


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Robert Hunt, La.-Lafayette
  • '19 - Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
3. LSU image Ed Ingram, G, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Ingram has played well thus far in 2021. He executes his assignments at a high level and shows impressive strength with the power to get a push at the point of attack. Ingram's technique as a pass blocker looks improved over 2020.

7/3/21: Ingram impressed team evaluators in 2020. He was a tough run blocker while showing some athleticism in pass protection. Some team sources said as a player, aside from the character concerns, Ingram could have been a second-day talent for the 2021 NFL Draft if he had decided to skip his senior year. Ingram was probably wise to return to school if he can show scouts that the character issues are a thing of the past and he has become a hard worker who stays out of trouble and is not taking football for granted.

Ingram is a gifted talent who could end up rising if he stays on the field and plays up to his potential. As a freshman in 2017, Ingram was the Tigers' starting right guard, and he played really well in his first season. Ingram sat out the 2018 season with a season-long suspension. He returned to the field in 2019 and mostly was backup behind Adrian Magee and Damien Lewis.

Ingram is strong at the point of attack and forceful run blocker with athleticism. If he stays on the field and out of trouble, he could be an early-rounder if NFL teams can get comfortable with his off-the-field issues.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2017 LSU 13
2019 LSU 11
2020 LSU 9
2021 LSU 11

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/4/2021 @ UCLA L 27 - 38
9/11/2021 McNeese W 34 - 7
9/18/2021 Central Mich. W 49 - 21
9/25/2021 @ Mississippi St. W 28 - 25
10/2/2021 Auburn L 19 - 24
10/9/2021 @ Kentucky L 21 - 42
10/16/2021 Florida W 49 - 42
10/23/2021 @ Ole Miss L 17 - 31
11/6/2021 @ Alabama L 14 - 20
11/13/2021 Arkansas L 13 - 16 (1OT)
11/20/2021 ULM W 27 - 14
11/27/2021 Texas A&M W 27 - 24
1/4/2022 @ Kansas St. -


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Solomon Kindley, Georgia
  • '19 - Michael Jordan, Ohio State
4. Washington image Jaxon Kirkland, G/OT, Washington
Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Kirkland played left tackle for Washington this season, but for the NFL, he looks like a better fit at guard or right tackle. In Week 2, he had some struggles with Michigan's Aiden Hutchinson, but Kirkland made some nice plays as well. In November, he had a mixed showing against Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux, but Washington sent a lot of double teams and extra attention to Thibodeaux.

Kirkland has good size, but quickness and athleticism issues could make him a better fit on the right side or inside at the next level. Guard could be his best fit, but he looks like he could have enough ability to play right tackle. To start out his career, Kirkland might be a valuable sixth offensive lineman who can serve as swing backup at guard and tackle while he develops. He could have a shot to develop into a decent starter in time, and left guard might be the position where he is best.

7/3/21: Kirkland was the Huskies' starting right guard as a redshirt freshman and sophomore before moving to left tackle as a junior in 2020. While Kirkland has good size to block on the edge, his feet, quickness and athleticism make him a better fit at guard for the NFL.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
  • '19 - Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
5. Boston College image Zion Johnson, G, Boston College
Height: 6-2. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Johnson had a solid senior season, but he struggled with the speed rushers from Florida State to close out the year. Johnson is more of a left guard candidate for the NFL, and that is where the Eagles played him in 2021.

7/3/21: Johnson played well in 2020, showing improvement thanks to his year of experience with the Eagles. The NFL's preseason watch list has him as an offensive tackle, but given his lack of height and length, he might be better off moving inside to guard at the next level.

Johnson started out his college career at Davidson before transferring. In 2019, Johnson made seven starts at left guard in his first season with Boston College. Johnson has good size to him and ability. He could be better in 2021 now that he has more time with the Eagles.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Shane Lemieux, Oregon
  • '19 - Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
6. Georgia image Jamaree Salyer*, G/OT, Georgia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 340.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Salyer is starting at left tackle for the Bulldogs, and he played well overall thus far in 2021. The Bulldogs start Salver at left tackle, but in games, he's also played some right guard. Playing guard could be his best fit in the NFL given his height and lack of length. That was given more proof with some struggles against Alabama in the SEC Championship.

7/3/21: Before 2020, Salyer was buried on the depth chart. After Andrew Thomas, Isaiah Wilson, and Solomon Kindley moved on to the NFL, Salyer was able to break into the starting lineup. Salyer played left tackle for nine games before moving to left guard at the end of the year. For the NFL, he projects to the inside of the line as he lacks length. Salyer is a strong and thick blocker that can get after defenders in the ground game. Conditioning has been a problem for some recent Georgia offensive linemen like Kindley and Trey Hill, so Salyer will need to avoid falling into that trap as a senior.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Damien Lewis, LSU
  • '19 - Connor McGovern, Penn State
7. Oklahoma image Marquis Hayes, G, Oklahoma
Height: 6-4. Weight: 328.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Hayes starts at left guard and has been decent for Oklahoma. He could be a mid-rounder who develops into having a role.

7/3/21: Hayes broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2019 and has started 24 straight contests at left guard. At the point of attack, Hayes is a big, thick, and strong to generate a push in the ground game. He also shows quality athleticism and quickness to pass protect. Hayes could be a riser as a senior playing on a loaded offense and with a top quarterback prospect.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Netane Muti, Fresno State
  • '19 - Nate Davis, Charlotte
8. Wisconsin image Logan Bruss, G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Wisconsin plays Bruss at right tackle, but he could be a better fit at guard in the NFL. Bruss was solid, but unimpressive, in 2021.

7/3/21: Bruss has logged a lot of time at right tackle for the Badgers, but the NFL advance scouts have him projected to playing guard in the NFL. Moving to the inside would help Bruss in pass protection. With his size and strength, he can be a tough interior run blocker and dependable pass protector.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cameron Clark, Charlotte
  • '19 - Ryan Bates, Penn State
9. Ohio State image Thayor Munford, G, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Munford volunteered to move inside to guard to help Ohio State get its best five linemen on the field together. It may have been a wise move for his draft stock, as Munford has looked better at guard in 2021 than he did at tackle in 2020. He is a solid blocker, but he is not overly special and does not have a dominant trait.

7/3/21: Munford had a solid 2020 season for Ohio State. He is a decent college player, but is not especially dominant and does not always play up to his skill set. Munford took advantage of the extra year of eligbility due to the pandemic to return to the Buckeyes.

Munford was a candidate to be a potential early-round pick who left school early for the 2020 NFL Draft, but in 2019, he was not that impressive and did not stand out by showing the skill set to be a franchise left tackle. NFL sources felt Munford did not make the case that he should skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft, so he was wise to return to Columbus.

Munford needs to improve his technique and become more polished to take on pro edge rushers. He had an ugly outing versus Wisconsin in 2019 and could be better off moving inside to guard at the next level.

Munford was a rotational backup as a freshman before breaking into the starting lineup at left tackle in 2018. The sophomore had some issues during his first year as a starter, and those might cause him to move inside to guard for the NFL. Munford also played with a hip injury as a sophomore, and he missed the game against Maryland with a leg injury. He then missed the Rose Bowl with another injury.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ben Bartch, St. John's
  • '19 - Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
10. Oklahoma image Tyrese Robinson, G, Oklahoma
Height: 6-2. Weight: 328.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Robinson starts at right tackle for the Sooners after playing right guard for the previous two seasons. For the NFL, Robinson should move back to guard because he lacks the length for tackle at the pro level.

7/3/21: Robinson was the Sooners' starting right guard in 2019 and 2020. He is a tough run blocker at the point of attack with strength and size. Robinson could stand to drop some weight, but he has been an asset in pass protection. While he lacks ideal size, he might develop into a starter in the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  • '19 - Ben Powers, Oklahoma
11. Texas-San Antonio image Spencer Burford, G, Texas-San Antonio
Height: 6-5. Weight: 295.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Burford has been a standout for UTSA the past three seasons, playing well enough to earn a Senior Bowl invitation. Over the past three seasons, Burford has shown his versatility by starting at left tackle, right tackle, and guard. For the NFL, his best fit might come inside at guard. He could have the possibility to serve as a valuable game-day backup with his ability to provide depth at tackle and guard.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2018 UTSA 10
2019 UTSA 12
2020 UTSA 11
2021 UTSA 11

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/4/2021 @ Illinois W 37 - 30
9/11/2021 Lamar University W 54 - 0
9/18/2021 Middle Tenn. W 27 - 13
9/25/2021 @ Memphis W 31 - 28
10/2/2021 UNLV W 24 - 17
10/9/2021 @ Western Ky. W 52 - 46
10/16/2021 Rice W 45 - 0
10/23/2021 @ Louisiana Tech W 45 - 16
11/6/2021 @ UTEP W 44 - 23
11/13/2021 Southern Miss. W 27 - 17
11/20/2021 UAB W 34 - 31
11/27/2021 @ North Texas L 23 - 45
12/3/2021 Western Ky. W 49 - 41
12/21/2021 San Diego St. 24 - 38


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
  • '19 - Derwin Gray, Maryland
12. Memphis image Dylan Parham, G/C, Memphis
Height: 6-3. Weight: 285.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Parham has played right tackle and right guard for the Tigers over his solid career. The senior has shown impressive quickness, athleticism and a reliable blocking. Given how undersized Parham is, moving to center could be his best option for the NFL. If Parham were to stay at guard, he would have to get stronger and add weight to his frame.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2018 Memphis 14
2019 Memphis 14
2020 Memphis 11
2021 Memphis 11

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/4/2021 Nicholls W 42 - 17
9/11/2021 @ Arkansas St. W 55 - 50
9/18/2021 Mississippi St. W 31 - 29
9/25/2021 UTSA L 28 - 31
10/2/2021 @ Temple L 31 - 34
10/9/2021 @ Tulsa L 29 - 35
10/14/2021 Navy W 35 - 17
10/22/2021 @ UCF L 7 - 24
11/6/2021 SMU W 28 - 25
11/13/2021 East Carolina L 29 - 30 (1OT)
11/19/2021 @ Houston L 13 - 31
11/27/2021 Tulane W 33 - 28


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - John Simpson, Clemson
  • '19 - Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
13. Virginia Tech image Lecitus Smith, G, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-3. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
View Ranking History

12/11/21: Smith has been a solid starter at guard for the Hokies during his college career. He has a strong frame with bulk to be a tough blocker in the ground game. Improving his pass protection and ability to handle speed rushers could lead to him carving out a career in the NFL.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2017 Virginia Tech 0
2018 Virginia Tech 11
2019 Virginia Tech 12
2020 Virginia Tech 11
2021 Virginia Tech 11

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
9/3/2021 North Carolina W 17 - 10
9/11/2021 Middle Tenn. W 35 - 14
9/18/2021 @ West Virginia L 21 - 27
9/25/2021 Richmond W 21 - 10
10/9/2021 Notre Dame L 29 - 32
10/16/2021 Pittsburgh L 7 - 28
10/23/2021 Syracuse L 36 - 41
10/30/2021 @ Georgia Tech W 26 - 17
11/5/2021 @ Boston College L 3 - 17
11/13/2021 Duke W 48 - 17
11/20/2021 @ Miami (FL) L 26 - 38
11/27/2021 @ Virginia W 29 - 24
12/29/2021 Maryland 10 - 54




2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P





 








NFL Picks - Jan. 27


2022 NFL Mock Draft - Jan. 26


NFL Power Rankings - Jan. 25


2023 NFL Mock Draft - Dec. 12


Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 8


 

© 1999-2022 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.