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Aggies Kenyon Green Signs Rookie Deal With Texans

Kenyon Green is now officially a member of the Houston Texans

Texas A&M offensive linemen Kenyon Green was the highest Aggie selected in the 2022 NFL Draft last month, staying close to home as the newest member of the Houston Texans.

And on Sunday, he officially signed his rookie contract, a slotted four-year deal worth $15.9 million, fully guaranteed.

Green, A&M's top prospect drafted since Myles Garrett in 2017, is hopeful to become the next great name in Aggie history at the professional level. The Texans are hopeful that he'll compete for first-team reps from the start at either left guard or right tackle.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher knows first-hand what the do-it-all offensive lineman can do in the trenches. He watched for three seasons as a rising prospect from Atascocita into one of the finest players he's ever coached.

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Kenyon Green
Kenyon Green

Hand size isn't everything, but it is a physical trait that bodes well for Green in the pros. In large part, Fisher is certain it will give his former offensive lineman a "last second push" to protect quarterback Davis Mills against the rush.

“You have a physical guy who’s 6-foot-4 and 325 pounds and he can play guard or tackle because he has an 83-inch wingspan,” Fisher said. “That (wingspan) is like most tackles — guys who are 6-foot-6 or 6-foot-7. A lot of guys can (just) block you, but he can move the big guys and he’s athletic enough to block the skill guys."

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Time will tell if Green has a better track record that the previous four linemen selected in the last decade during the first round. Only Atlanta Falcons' Jake Matthews is still with the team that selected him. Luke Joeckel is out of the league while Cedric Ogbuehi and Germain Ifedi are backups.

The talent is there for Green. So is the chance. To Fisher, that's enough to bet on the upside and his future with the Texans.

Said Fisher: "He checks all the boxes. You combine that with great athletic ability and you have a great player. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t have an unbelievable career in pro football.”

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