Cyrus Kouandijo, the talented former Alabama offensive lineman, was drafted 44th overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL draft. Kouandijo is as potential-laden as anyone in the draft, and that raw talent was too much for the Bills to pass up.
The former Crimson Tide star had a strong college career, establishing himself as a key cog in what was a dominant Alabama offensive line. He wowed NFL scouts with his potential and was a consensus All-American last season. He also netted first-team All-SEC honors.
Kouandijo has immense potential. He's huge and strong, capable of overpowering opponents with his size and strength. He's surprisingly athletic as well, quick off the snap and capable of keeping quicker defensive rushers on the outside. He excels as a run-blocker, blowing holes in defenses to create lanes for runners.
However, for all his physical talent, the hulking tackle is incredibly raw. His technique still needs work, and he relies a ton on his athleticism to beat opponents. For all his strength, he doesn't pancake defenders that often, and his injury issues are a serious concern.
Will Kouandijo live up to his potential? Or will he join a long list of talented tackles who lacked the polish to make the cut in the pros? Watch as our draft experts discuss his ceiling and what he brings to the NFL.