2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Guard



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

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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  • '19 - Cody Ford, Oklahoma
1. LSU image Chasen Hines, G, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 323.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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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.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
  • '19 - Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
2. Texas A&M image Kenyon Green, G, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 325.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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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 0

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
8/29/2019 Texas St. W 41 - 7
9/7/2019 @ Clemson L 10 - 24
9/14/2019 Lamar University W 62 - 3
9/21/2019 Auburn L 20 - 28
9/28/2019 Arkansas
@ Arlington, TX
W 31 - 27
10/12/2019 Alabama L 28 - 47
10/19/2019 @ Ole Miss W 24 - 17
10/26/2019 Mississippi St. W 49 - 30
11/2/2019 UTSA W 45 - 14
11/16/2019 South Carolina W 30 - 6
11/23/2019 @ Georgia L 13 - 19
11/30/2019 @ LSU L 7 - 50
12/27/2019 Oklahoma St.
@ Houston, Texas
W 24 - 21


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Robert Hunt, La.-Lafayette
  • '19 - Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
3. Oklahoma image Marquis Hayes, G, Oklahoma
Height: 6-4. Weight: 328.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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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 - Solomon Kindley, Georgia
  • '19 - Michael Jordan, Ohio State
4. Alabama image Evan Neal, G/OT, Alabama
Height: 6-7. Weight: 360.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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7/3/21: Neal is a massive blocker who started at left guard as a freshman. He has the size and length to kick out to tackle and could be the Crimson Tide's replacement for Alex Leatherwood in 2021.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2019 Alabama 13
2020 Alabama 0

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
8/31/2019 Duke
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 42 - 3
9/7/2019 New Mexico St. W 62 - 10
9/14/2019 @ South Carolina W 47 - 23
9/21/2019 Southern Miss. W 49 - 7
9/28/2019 Ole Miss W 59 - 31
10/12/2019 @ Texas A&M W 47 - 28
10/19/2019 Tennessee W 35 - 13
10/26/2019 Arkansas W 48 - 7
11/9/2019 LSU L 41 - 46
11/16/2019 @ Mississippi St. W 38 - 7
11/23/2019 Western Caro. W 66 - 3
11/30/2019 @ Auburn L 45 - 48
1/1/2020 Michigan
@ Orlando, Fla.
W 35 - 16




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.
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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. LSU image Ed Ingram, G, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
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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 0

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
8/31/2019 Ga. Southern W 55 - 3
9/7/2019 @ Texas W 45 - 38
9/14/2019 Northwestern St. W 65 - 14
9/21/2019 @ Vanderbilt W 66 - 38
10/5/2019 Utah St. W 42 - 6
10/12/2019 Florida W 42 - 28
10/19/2019 @ Mississippi St. W 36 - 13
10/26/2019 Auburn W 23 - 20
11/9/2019 @ Alabama W 46 - 41
11/16/2019 @ Ole Miss W 58 - 37
11/23/2019 Arkansas W 56 - 20
11/30/2019 Texas A&M W 50 - 7
12/7/2019 Georgia
@ Atlanta, GA
W 37 - 10
12/28/2019 Oklahoma
@ Atlanta, Georgia
W 63 - 28
1/13/2020 Clemson
@ New Orleans, La.
W 42 - 25


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Damien Lewis, LSU
  • '19 - Connor McGovern, Penn State
7. Wisconsin image Logan Bruss, G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
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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 - Netane Muti, Fresno State
  • '19 - Nate Davis, Charlotte
8. Georgia image Jamaree Salyer*, G, Georgia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 340.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 2-4.
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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 - Cameron Clark, Charlotte
  • '19 - Ryan Bates, Penn State
9. Baylor image Xavier Newman, G, Baylor
Height: 6-1. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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7/3/21: Newman is a really good blocker who has strength and athleticism, but his lack of length hurts him and pushes him down. Newman saw his first starting action as a sophomore at left guard. In his junior year, he started at right guard, and in 2020, he moved back to left guard mostly but also played some center. Newman took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to return to the Bears.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ben Bartch, St. John's
  • '19 - Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
10. Washington image Jaxon Kirkland, G, Washington
Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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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 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  • '19 - Ben Powers, Oklahoma
11. Oklahoma image Tyrese Robinson, G, Oklahoma
Height: 6-2. Weight: 328.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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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 - Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
  • '19 - Derwin Gray, Maryland
12. Texas A&M image Luke Matthews*, G/C, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.28.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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7/3/21: Matthews is the latest in the family line stemming from Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews. Luke Matthews followed brother Jake to Texas A&M, but unlike his brother, Luke Matthews could be more of a candidate to play on the inside of the offensive line at the next level.

Luke Matthews broke into the starting lineup in 2019 after redshirting in 2018. He had a solid debut and showed the skill set to play at guard or center. An injury knocked him out of the 2020 season, but Matthews is receiving a lot of praise about his potential from Jimbo Fisher and other teammates as he takes over as the starting center.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2019 Texas A&M 11
2020 Texas A&M 0

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
8/29/2019 Texas St. W 41 - 7
9/7/2019 @ Clemson L 10 - 24
9/14/2019 Lamar University W 62 - 3
9/21/2019 Auburn L 20 - 28
9/28/2019 Arkansas
@ Arlington, TX
W 31 - 27
10/12/2019 Alabama L 28 - 47
10/19/2019 @ Ole Miss W 24 - 17
10/26/2019 Mississippi St. W 49 - 30
11/2/2019 UTSA W 45 - 14
11/16/2019 South Carolina W 30 - 6
11/23/2019 @ Georgia L 13 - 19
11/30/2019 @ LSU L 7 - 50
12/27/2019 Oklahoma St.
@ Houston, Texas
W 24 - 21


Previous Seasons

  • '20 - John Simpson, Clemson
  • '19 - Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
13. USC image Jalen McKenzie, G, USC
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: McKenzie has been a solid blocker for the Trojans. He might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL. McKenzie has played right guard and right tackle for the Trojans. He has good size to him with some upside to improve.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ben Bredeson, Michigan
  • '19 - Keaton Sutherland, Texas A&M
14. Nevada image Aaron Frost, G/OT, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Frost has played well at guard and tackle for Nevada. He has enough size and quickness to compete on the edge, but moving inside to guard could be his best fit in the NFL.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
  • '19 - Nate Herbig, Stanford
15. Kansas State image Josh Rivas, G, Kansas State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 323.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Rivas was a rotational player for the Wildcats in 2018 and 2019, but was impressive as a full-time starter at left guard during his junior year. He was a well-balanced contributor in both phases. Rivas is a sleeper who could rise and improve his grade if he can build on his 2020 performance.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Keith Ismael, San Diego State
  • '19 - Malcolm Pridgeon, Ohio State
16. Ole Miss image Ben Brown, G, Ole Miss
Height: 6-4. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Brown enters his senior year having made 32 consecutive starts for the Rebels. During his sophomore and freshman seasons, Brown started at right guard, but the Rebels moved him to the middle for his junior year. Brown has good size and could be a valuable guard/center backup to start out his NFL career.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Michael Onwenu, Michigan
  • '19 - Lukayus McNeil, Louisville
17. Texas image Derek Kerstetter, G, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 299.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Kerstetter was solid, but unimpressive, for Texas in 2020. For the next level, he could offer versatility as a game=day backup who can be cross-trained at a few positions. He has played all over the offensive line for the Longhorns. On NFL team's preseason watch list, they have him as a tackle but given his size he could easily end playing more on the inside. He could stand to get stronger for the next level.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - John Molchon, Boise State
  • '19 - Dru Samia, Oklahoma
18. North Carolina image Marcus McKethan, G, North Carolina
Height: 6-6. Weight: 342.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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7/3/21: McKethan was the Tar Heels starter at right guard the past two seasons, and North Carolin had a lot of success running behind him. He did an excellent job of opening holes for Javonte Williams and Michael Carter in 2020. McKethan needs to improve his pass protection as a senior.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Simon Stepaniak, Indiana
  • '19 - Alex Bars, Notre Dame
19. Tulsa image Chris Paul, G, Tulsa
Height: 6-3. Weight: 325.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Paul saw starts at right guard and left guard over the past two seasons. He has quality size to him with strength in the ground game. It would help him to show well in pass protection as a senior and impress at an all-star game.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson
  • '19 - Lanard Bonner, Arkansas State
20. Michigan image Andrew Stueber, G/OT, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 341.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Stubbier played guard and right tackle for Michigan in 2020. He missed the 2019 season with injury and only started two games at right tackle in 2018. As a sophomore, he played mostly as a backup. Stueber could be better in 2021 after getting some experience in 2020.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Kohl Levao, Hawaii
  • '19 - Sean Krepsz, Nevada
21. Washington image Luke Wattenberg, G, Washington
Height: 6-4. Weight: 298.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Wattenberg was the Huskies' starter at left guard in 2018 and 2019 before moving to center for four games in 2020. For the NFL, Wattenberg is projected to be a guard. While he has quality technique, Wattenberg needs to get stronger for the pro level.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Givens, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Zack Bailey, South Carolina
22. Alabama image Chris Owens, G, Alabama
Height: 6-2. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.57.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Owens played guard and center for Alabama in 2020, showing the versatility to help at a variety of spots. He replaced Landon Dickerson for the conclusion of the season after Dickerson was injured against Florida in the SEC Championship, and Owens played well in the college football playoff. In 2021, Owens could take over as the full-time center for the Crimson Tide.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ben Cleveland, Georgia
  • '19 - Venzell Boulware, Miami
23. Tennessee image Cade Mays*, G/OT, Tennessee
Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

7/3/21: Mays played well in the first few games of 2020 before really struggling against Georgia. He was at right tackle for the Volunteers, but he looks like a guard for the next level, and that is how he is listed on NFL teams' preseason watch list.

Mays was a decent starter on Georgia's all-star offensive line in 2019 and could have been the replacement for Andrew Thomas at left tackle for 2020, but Mays decided to transfer to Tennessee. After being a top recruit, Mays started seven games as a freshman in 2018 for the Bulldogs while also dealing with injuries. With his versatile size, Mays could fit at guard or tackle, and it will be interesting to see where he settles in at Tennessee. Mays is a strong run blocker with good size to create a push at the point of attack.


Seasonal Rushing Stats

Season Team Games
2018 Georgia 11
2019 Georgia 14

Rushing Statistics Game Log

Date Opponent Result
8/31/2019 @ Vanderbilt W 30 - 6
9/7/2019 Murray St. W 63 - 17
9/14/2019 Arkansas St. W 55 - 0
9/21/2019 Notre Dame W 23 - 17
10/5/2019 @ Tennessee W 43 - 14
10/12/2019 South Carolina L 17 - 20 (1OT)
10/19/2019 Kentucky W 21 - 0
11/2/2019 Florida
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
W 24 - 17
11/9/2019 Missouri W 27 - 0
11/16/2019 @ Auburn W 21 - 14
11/23/2019 Texas A&M W 19 - 13
11/30/2019 @ Georgia Tech W 52 - 7
12/7/2019 LSU
@ Atlanta, GA
L 10 - 37
1/1/2020 Baylor
@ New Orleans, LA
W 26 - 14



Other late-round and third-day prospects on NFL teams' radar according to team sources:
Brandon Council, Auburn
Cole Schneider, Central Florida
Samuel Jackson, Central Florida
Chance Lytle, Colorado
Elijah Johnson, Colorado State
Keenan Forbest, Florida A&M
Devon Taylor, Fort Lewis
Jordan Harris, Furman
Justin Shaffer, Georgia
Eric Wilson, Harvard
Luke Fortner, Kentucky
Kevin Jarvis, Michigan State
Conner Olson, Minnesota
Tyrone Kidd, Montana State
Cordell Volson, North Dakota State
Robert Congel, Oklahoma
Josh Sills, Oklahoma State
Alexander Foxworth, Southern Miss
Julio Garcia, UNLV
Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
Henry Bainivaulu, Washington
Logan Harris, Wyoming
Other late-round and undrafted free agent potential players according to team sources:
Baer Hunter, Appalachian State
Donovan Laie, Arizona
Henry Hattis, Arizona State
Tashawn Manning, Auburn
Curtis Blackwell, Ball State
Jake Stetz, Boise State
Ben Petrula, Boston College
Devin Strange, UT-Chattanooga
Vincent McConnell, Cincinnati
Matt Bockhorst, Clemson
Jack Badovinac, Colgate
Vincent Picozzi, Colorado State
Sean Johnson, Colorado State-Pueblo
Hunter Nourzad, Cornell
Cheikhe Sow, Eastern Michigan
Chandler Zavala, Fairmont State
Stewart Reese, Florida
Ryan Johnson, Georgia Tech
Kohl Leave, Hawaii
Mackenzie Nworah, Indiana
Isaiah Edwards, Indiana State
Josh Dauberman, Indiana-Pa.
Chris Hughes, Kansas
Alex Mollette, Marshall
Austin Myers, Memphis
D.J. Scaife, Miami
Navaughn Donaldson, Miami
Matt Carrick, Michigan State
LaQuinston Sharp, Mississippi State
Case Cook, Missouri
Jermaine Ledbetter, Nevada
Kyle Stapley, New Mexico
Hagen Meservy, Ohio
Mike Miranda, Penn State
Corey Dublin, Tulane
Paul Grattan, UCLA
Andrew Birchmeier, Vanderbilt
Ty Whitowrth, Weber State
Moe Wilson, Western Kentucky
Mike Caliendo, Western Michigan
Dylan Eatherwage, Western Michigan
Eric Abojei, Wyoming


2020 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

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





 








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