Texans’ A.J. Cann says Texas A&M G Kenyon Green will be ‘a hell of a player’

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The Houston Texans drafting Kenyon Green solved a couple problems for the offensive line.

Houston shored up the interior of their line with one of the top prospects. For the next four years, one of the two guard spots would be taken care of from a nasty mauler from Texas A&M.

The Texans also answered the question of the offseason as to what would happen with former 2019 first-round pick Tytus Howard. The Alabama State alumnus would be staying at right tackle — no more experimentation inside at a guard spot.

Before the Texans had a shot to grab Green, the club signed former Jacksonville Jaguars guard A.J. Cann in free agency. The 30-year-old provides a veteran presence along the inside, and is also a disciple of new offensive line coach George Warhop.

When the Texans grabbed Green, a nearby Atascocita High School product, they gave themselves a decent five-man combination along the offensive line with left tackle Laremy Tunsil and center Justin Britt to go along with Cann and Howard.

Cann has confidence that Green will be able to translate well from the SEC West to the NFL.

“A guy being drafted where Kenyon was there is going to be a lot of expectations for him, but I’ve just been telling him to take it day-by-day,” Cann told reporters on May 24 after organized team activities at Houston Methodist Training Center. “Try to get better each and every day. They are going to expect a lot of him but be who he is every day and that’s who he’s been.”

After getting to see Green go to work for two weeks, Cann describes him as, “a humble, quiet kid.”

Said Cann: “He’s been working hard for the past two weeks he’s been here and I think he’s going to be a hell of a player.”

If the Texans can get high quality talent out of Green starting with his rookie season, it should provide adequate pass protection for second-year quarterback Davis Mills and also clear out space in the running game.

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