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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: G Darian Kinnard

Positional ranking: #96

Big Board ranking: #5



Position: G

College: Kentucky

Class: Senior

Age: 22



Height: 6’5”

Weight: 322 lbs.

Arm length: 35”

Hand size: 11 1/4″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.31 sec.

Vertical jump: 25.0”

Broad jump: 99.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: 8.11 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.96 sec.



Massive overall size. Huge proportions with extremely long arms. Gigantic hands. Excellent strength. Pushed back multiple star players versus Georgia (2021). Knocks opponents off balance and pins them to the ground. Size can overwhelm linebackers. Good understanding of angles and leverage. Accurate pushing back opponents in space. Keeps hands in position to reach in pass protection. Impressive mirror skills at his size combined with wideness makes him difficult to get around. Length can help him make up for losing early versus quickness. Very good anticipating and picking up stunts. Quality speed when he gets going in space. Keeps his head on a swivel looking for someone to hit while on the move. Dropped noticeable weight ahead of the Combine. Plenty of experience with 39 consecutive starts at right tackle.



Plodding overall movement skills. Will lower his eyes and whiff on blocks. Front half will fold forward in pass protection. Too forward-leaning in general. Bull rushers can get too much push considering size. Ends up on the ground too much. Slow reaction time dealing with quickness.


NFL comparison

Cody Ford



Overall, Kinnard is a huge offensive lineman that might be able to stay at right tackle but projects better as a mauling guard. The hope is that the dropped weight will allow him to play with more balance at the next level.