Posts Tagged ‘offensive tackle’

What Cyrus Kouandjio Brings to the Buffalo Bills

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills began upgrading their offensive line by drafting Alabama’s Cyrus Kouandjio in the second round to play right tackle. (Photo: Tim Heitman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

After trading back from three spots from pick 41 and acquiring an additional fifth-round pick in this years draft, the Buffalo Bills utilized their second round selection, the No. 44 overall pick, on Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. With offensive tackle being a position of need entering the draft, Kouandjio provides instant competition for incumbent starting right tackle Erik Pears, and has the potential to unseat Pears and start in his rookie season.

The Alabama Crimson Tide entrusted Kouandjio to take over as their blindside protector at left tackle as a sophomore in 2012. He started every game since and fared very well.

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Buffalo Bills 2014 Second Round Selection: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Buffalo Bills’ second round selection: OT Cyrus Kouandjio. (Photo: Tim Heitman — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills have added more help for EJ Manuel.

After trading pick 41 to the Rams for pick 44 and pick 153, the Bills selected Cyrus Kouandjio of Alabama.

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