Cyrus Kouandjio explains why he changed from Auburn to Bama

On Feb. 2, 2011 Cyrus Kouandjio announced to a nationally televised audience that he would be playing college football at Auburn. A few days later, the five-star offensive line prospect changed his mind and signed with Alabama.  Why did that happen? The former Crimson Tide offensive tackle, selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft, walked through...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama Football: Previewing the offensive line

Lane Kiffin, during his tenure as Tennessee’s head coach, shaking hands with Nick Saban. For the first time in many years, the Alabama football team doesn’t have many “big name” players on the offensive line for the 2014 season. With the loss of key players Cyrus Kouandjio, Anthony Steen, and Kellen Williams from the offensive line, Alabama has to put together a national...
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Alabama Football Tweets “The Dream… Achieved” Graphics Congratulating 2014 Draftees

Alabama had a very successful NFL draft, with eight Crimson Tide players being picked over the weekend, second most of any program. The program certainly knows how to market itself, and has Tweeted out awesome graphics for seven of the eight draftees, each reading “The Process Realized. The Dream… Achieved.” These are pretty cool, even if you aren’t an Alabama fan. C.J....
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Whaley expects Kouandjio 'to contribute early'

BY SEAN DONOVANIn the first round, the Buffalo Bills picked the top-rated deep threat receiver in the draft. In the second round, they picked a guy that will help make sure second year quarterback E.J. Manuel has enough time to get the ball out to him.After trading back three spots and collecting an extra fourth round pick in the process, the Bills selected mountainous offensive...
Via AFC East Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft, Round 2: Picks 43-47

    Photo Credit: Hyoung Chang via   43. New York Giants – Weston Richburg (C) – Colorado State         Analysis: Decent size, quick in the run game.  Solid pickup in the 2nd round.   44. Buffalo Bills – Cyrus Kouandjio (T) – Alabama         Analysis...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: OT Cyrus Kouandjio Selected By Buffalo Bills

Cyrus Kouandjio, OT – Alabama, 6’7”, 322 LBS Drafted Round 2, Pick 12, 44th Overall (Buffalo)  Combine Results: 21 Reps Bench Press | 27.5″ Vertical Jump | 5.59 Forty Did not register in top OL prospects in any drill  Slowest 40-yard dash of any OT Accolades: First-team AP All-American in 2013 First-team All-SEC in 2013 Semifinalist for the Outland Trophy in 2013 Number...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Third Round Grades: Buffalo Bills

Selection: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, AlabamaMost people expected the Bills to grab their next starting right tackle with this selection, so it was down to him or Moses with this selection. I don't think there is much difference between the two, but Kouandjio has the most potential, but also the most concerns. He was once considered a lock to the top half of round one, but had fallen...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins: Friday Wish List

The NFL draft resumes on Friday night with rounds two and three. After sitting out the opening round, the Redskins are second up, following the selection currently held by the Houston Texans. St. Louis had the Redskins first round pick, the final payment in the trade to acquire Robert Griffin III, two years ago. Washington is teed up to take the right tackle they have been seeking...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Reportedly Discussing Trade Scenarios With Multiple Teams

  Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have been in talks with teams about either trading up or out of the No. 19 overall pick. According to Salguero, Miami has had “preliminary discussions” with the Eagles, Browns, and Saints regarding trade-down scenario. Moving down to No. 28 or No. 30 overall with either the Panthers or 49ers could be an option...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 draft options for Redskins 34th pick

Photo: The Washington Redskins, due to their 2012 trade to move up to select Robert Griffin III, will be making their first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in the second round with the 34th pick overall.  We’ll leave the conversation of that particular trades merit for another time, but it sure would be nice for the team to have the second overall pick in it’s back...
Via DC Sports-Kings
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins heavy up front in pre-draft preparation

BY NICK ST. DENISIt's no secret the Miami Dolphins aren't looking far past the line of scrimmage in preparation for the upcoming draft.Their list of pre-draft visits to this point is consistent with that notion.Per multiple media reports and compiled by The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson, the Dolphins have used up 26 of their 30 allotted pre-draft visits to this point...
Via AFC East Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Unlikely To Draft Cyrus Kouandjio In Round 1, Have First-Round Grades On 5 OTs

  Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins will not use a first-round pick on Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio due to injury concerns. According to Beasley, the Dolphins have first-round grades on five offensive tackles tackles including Zack Martin (Notre Dame), Taylor Lewan (Michigan), Jake Matthews (Texas A&M), Greg Robinson (Auburn) and Ja’Wuan James (Tennessee...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Players the Philadelphia Eagles Should Avoid at No. 22 in the NFL draft

There will be plenty of talent at No. 22 when the Philadelphia Eagles pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Based on where the Eagles are, there can be a situation where concerns about a player that may be available at can rise. The NFL draft always has a crazy way of working out — assuming no trades are made or a pick is made that has a major trickle effect and throws the rest of the...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins Reportedly Prefer Zack Martin To Cyrus Kouandjio

  Tony Pauline of reports that Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio is not a first-round target for the Dolphins, despite previous reports that mentioned just the opposite. According to Pauline, Notre Dame OL Zack Martin is the “object of their desire,” but Miami reportedly doesn’t expect him to be available by the time they are on the clock. Andrew Abramson of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

List of all 30 prospects attending the 2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL Draft will see a record 30 players in attendance. Many of them are the usual suspects, but there’s a few sleepers in here too. Obviously, these are the 30 former college football players likely to hear their name called on 2014 NFL Draft night; the Thursday portion. Some of these names I’ve moved out of my mock 2014 NFL Draft, I might have to move them back in for...
Via The Sports Bank
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Trading back in the draft makes sense for the Ravens

The Ravens will go over numerous scenarios in the days leading up to the NFL draft that might play out in the first round, but they probably won't make a move until they are on the clock with the No. 17 overall pick. And they could trade with another team and move back in the first round. The consensus among most top team executives and so-called experts is that this is a deep...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins leaning towards taking Cyrus Kouandjio in the first round

According to Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post,  the Dolphins are leaning towards using the 19th overall pick on Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Although Notre Dame offensive tackle/guard Zack Martin is a popular choice for the Dolphins among those projecting the NFL draft, a source with knowledge of the situation tells the Palm Beach Post that Miami GM Dennis Hickey...
Via Pro Football Zone
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins targeting Cyrus Kouandjio in the first round

Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio is the target of the Dolphins in the first round of the draft, if one local report is to be believed. The Palm Beach Post reports that Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey prefers Kouandjio to the other offensive tackles who are expected to be available with the Dolphins’ first-round pick, No. 19 overall. Notre Dame’s Zack Martin, Virginia’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Weekend

  Here’s a collection of reports from the weekend regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:   Browns officials are in College Station today to work out Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. (NFLTR) LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr has visits scheduled with the Jets, Eagles and Dolphins for next week. (NFLTR) Dolphins‘ GM Dennis Hickey reportedly prefers Alabama OT Cyrus...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins lean toward drafting Bama lineman Cyrus Kouandjio

Although Notre Dame offensive tackle/guard Zack Martin is a popular choice for the Dolphins among those projecting the NFL draft, a source with knowledge of the situation tells the Palm Beach Post that Miami GM Dennis Hickey prefers Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Hickey sees Martin as a guard and the Dolphins want to use the 19th overall pick for a right tackle, the source...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins “Leaning” Towards Drafting Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio?

  Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Dolphins’ GM Dennis Hickey prefers Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio to Notre Dame OL Zack Martin.  “Dennis has got a love for Kouandjio and he should be sitting there for them,” Abramson’s source said. Martin has been a popular name connected to the Dolphins in recent...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Thursday Morning Guest Mock (4/17) | Outhouse Edition

This week we bring our 5th guest mock of the season brought to you by Outhouse.  Outhouse plays it pretty safe with a few risky moves including all 3 quarterbacks off the board in the top 7 picks AND Alabama tackle Cyrus Kouandjio sneaking himself into the end of round 1. Check out the full mock below the full 1st round projection. Previous Guest Mocks: Tyler Rucker (3/20) Jeff...
Via DraftSeason
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: USC, Alabama Lead Packed March 12th Pro Days

Free Agency continues to dominate the NFL headlines, but savvy fans know that it takes all different kinds to win in the NFL, and a number of key front office personnel have been around the country for one of the busiest Pro Days of the year. Alabama worked out a number of very good prospects that could go high in the draft and USC’s Pro Day had one noteworthy disappointment while...
Via Optimum Scouting
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Crimson Tide filling gaps on offensive line

New year, similar story for Alabama's offensive line. The Crimson Tide heads into the 2014 season with two open spots along the line. Anthony Steen's graduation and Cyrus Kouandjio's early departure for the NFL have left vacancies at right guard and left tackle. So once again, the Tide's offensive line has to fill holes and chemistry to gain before the season begins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cyrus Kouandjio Scouting Report

Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama # Ht: 6’7″ Wt: 322 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: After the combine, the biggest concern with Kouandjio was his healthy by Dr. James Andrews has addressed that in a memo to all 32 teams and it now appears to be a non...
Via DraftAce
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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