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...
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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

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...
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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...
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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. Ten of...
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...
Via cover32 - Eagles
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

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 “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...
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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...
Via Optimum Scouting
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Plan of Attack for the 2014 NFL Draft | Houston Texans

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Houston Texans and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in Seattle .  *Page will be updated as more moves are made...
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March 18, 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...
Via Optimum Scouting
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders: Top ten options in the NFL Draft at offensive tackle

The Oakland Raiders look as though they may need to replace their starting left tackle with reports that Jared Veldheer could be signing elsewhere. While there are rumors that the Raiders are talking with several options to replace Veldheer, there is also a significant chance that the Raiders will draft a new left tackle. The editors at the cover32 mother site have compiled a list...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dr. Andrews refutes negative report Cyrus Kouandjio's knee

The NFL Combine is a nerve-racking moment for young and talented NFL hopefuls -- just ask University of Alabama offensive linemen Cyrus Kouandjio. Kouandjio was expected to be one of the first offensive linemen off the board in May's NFL Draft, but with rumors of his surgically repaired knee surfacing -- coupled with his subpar showing at the NFL Combine -- Kuandjio's stock is dropping...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio’s Knee Not Expected To Be An Issue In The Short-Term

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported during the Scouting Combine that ”several” NFL teams failed Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio after giving him a physical. Rapoport recently spoke with Dr. Lyle Cain who mentioned that NFL teams varied in their grades regarding Kouandjio’s health. According to Cain, some teams gave him a grade of 4, and others a 3. This is on a 1...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Combine Losers

                                                                                                              (Via NFL 1. Louchiez Purifoy (DB/KR) Florida Purifoy was clocked running the 40-yard dash in a mere 4.61 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds only six times, the fewest among all players at his position....
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois strong safety Jimmie Ward sits out of Combine

In the last days of the NFL Scouting Combine, many top collegiate athletes have gone down with injuries. Known names like Cyrus Kouandjio, Jadeveon Clowney, Stephon Tuitt and Dee Ford have all been casualties of the grueling Combine.  Another name to add to the list is strong safety Jimmie Ward, according to NBC Sports.  Ward, Northern Illinois' top strong safety did not take...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Scouting Combine – Saturday Notes On Offensive Linemen, Tight Ends

By Alex Kozora Notes from the first day of workouts at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Offensive lineman and tight ends worked out today. Nothing too in-depth. Just some musings. Bear in mind tape, the interview process, and medical, are all far more important than the events themselves. Maintaining perspective when watching the Combine is critical. Offensive Lineman...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Best fits for the Miami Dolphins to look out for at the NFL combine

The first set of combine workouts on Saturday showcases the Offensive lineman and Tight Ends. We’ve taken a look at my rankings at each position previously, but here are the players that fit Miami specifically (scheme wise) the best.   In order to not bore you with a 10 page article on every draft prospect, let’s stay with players I have as either 1st or 2nd round picks. Be...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Simulator Results

There's a very cool and dangerous tool out there right now to help you pass time when bored called the Fanspeak On the Clock Mock NFL Draft Simulator. I could spend all day doing this and clearly the Saints shouldn't be using my advice on drafting because every time I get to the 4th round I can't pass on LSU running back Jeremy Hill. I've drafted 7 rounds for the Saints multiple...
Via The Saints Nation
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Alabama T Cyrus Kouandjio

By Alex Kozora With the regular season over, our focus has shifted to the offseason. For the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on prospects. Some the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at. Other top players that will be off the board before the Steelers select. All to make you as prepared for the 2014 NFL Draft as possible. Back at it with one of the higher touted offensive...
Via Steelers Depot
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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