9.Solomon Kindley, Georgia
It is hard to find blockers bigger than Onwenu, but Kindley gives him a run for his money. Kindley is a massive road grader at 337 pounds. Kindley is a bit lighter than Onwenu, but the movement skills are not close. Kindley can get out and move and can work to the second level with more ease. He is a bit more natural in pass protection as well.
Kindley provides more upside and a better chance to be a starter right away. However, for as much upside he gives, he is more of a boom-bust prospect than most. Kindley loves playing violent, almost to a fault. He can often go out of his way and key in on targets, which takes him out of his blocking assignments. Kindley also can whiff altogether loading up on big hits.
"Nasty guard who lives in scrap mode, looking for fights inside a relatively small phone booth where he’s most comfortable. Kindley has the frame of a powerful guard, but doesn’t bend well enough to generate leverage and push at the point of attack. He’s a mauler with enough finesse to get to some reach and cut-off blocks, but faces scheme limitations. Slide quickness is limited and his tendency to lunge allows rushers to work around his edge earlier than teams like. The size and toughness are great, but Kindley needs to play with better control and technique in order to become an average NFL backup."
Like Onwenu, Kindley is going to fall into the Day three range. With Onwenu, you see what you get. He is a power blocker who doesn’t move well. With Kindley, you have the upside and movement skills at his size that are rare. You have much less consistency. Nonetheless, both are late-round options who could wind up competing for starting snaps.