Terrence Cody: Transition To The NFL

Russell FikeCorrespondent IJanuary 16, 2010

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 27:  Terrence Cody #62 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 27, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Roll tide!

Now that I have your attention…

Alabama fans, take time out of your revelry as I ask your opinionated response on the matter of Terence Cody. 

I come to you as a featured columnist for the Kansas City Chiefs community. As the NFL offseason quickly approaches, all bloggers ponder the potential ease of transition for NCAA athletes to the pros.

With the number of teams running the 3-4 defense on the rise, and given the need for a big-bodied tackle to clog the running lanes by demanding the attention of two blockers, is Cody one of the more underrated players to enter the draft?

There is all kinds of attention on Ndamukong Suh (6’4 305 pounds) and Gerald McCoy (6’4 295), but are teams overlooking the 6’5 365 pound, two-time consensus all-American Cody?

Cody appears to have the prototypical build for playing the 3-4 nose tackle. Is the NFL ready?

Will Cody climb the draft boards and become a clear cut first-rounder? 

Can the Chiefs trade down from the No. 5 spot and potentially get great value with Cody later in the first round, or will he still be available at the top of round two? 

I need your input ‘Bama so I may relay your message to my community.