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Cyrus Kouandjio | Tackle

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/21/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 322
College: Alabama
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Cyrus Kouandjio "has seen significantly more time" at right tackle than Seantrel Henderson during OTAs.
Kouandjio spent 2014 behind Henderson, but the Bills view him as the better fit under Greg Roman. Henderson has been getting the majority of his reps as the second-team left tackle and could be reduced to a swing role. It’s possible Buffalo views Henderson as contract-year LT Cordy Glenn’s replacement. Jun 13 - 4:23 PM

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Bills RT Cyrus Kouandjio has been getting the majority of first-team reps at OTAs.

Kouandjio has a clean slate under Buffalo's new coaching staff after a lost rookie season. The Bills are letting him compete for the right tackle job, where his power-blocking profiles as a better fit in OC Greg Roman's scheme. A 2014 second-round pick, Kouandjio could push incumbent RT Seantrel Henderson to a swing role with a strong training camp.
May 27 - 5:34 PM

Bills.com’s Chris Brown believes Cyrus Kouandjio "will be given every opportunity" to remain at right tackle.

Kouandjio was active for one game (zero snaps) as a rookie. At 6'7/322, he profiles as a strong fit for OC Greg Roman's run-heavy scheme and could be a candidate to start over incumbent RT Seantrel Henderson. Depending on what the Bills do in the draft, Kouandjio may also compete at one of the guard spots.
Apr 24 - 6:02 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said OT Cyrus Kouandjio could be moved to guard.

A second-round pick, Kouandjio appeared in just one game after losing out to Seantrel Henderson for the right tackle job. With Kraig Urbik a candidate for release and Erik Pears a free agent, Kouandjio could be a starting option at one of the interior line spots in 2015.
Jan 23 - 6:07 PM

Bills rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio has been taking "a lot of reps" as the starting right guard this week in practice.

Notoriously tight-lipped coach Doug Marrone said Kouandjio "absolutely might" be active against the Chiefs. The Bills current RG Erik Pears has been a disaster this season, so it is conceivable Buffalo is looking for a change. Kouandjio has yet to play a snap this season.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Bills rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio has been getting reps at guard in practice.

Kouandjio has yet to be active this season. "We do have (Kouandjio) playing some guard," coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. "We did move him in there, so he’s playing guard on the scout team and we’re working on developing him." The Bills have one of the league's worst offensive lines, with RT Seantrel Henderson getting dominated, and the entire guard corps struggling. Getting reps on the interior is an easy way for Kouandjio to make himself more valuable.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Bills rookie RT Cyrus Kouandjio was reportedly "dominated" in Wednesday's joint practice with the Steelers.

The whole Buffalo offensive line apparently looked like garbage. OL coach Pat Morris called out Kouandjio during the OL vs. DL drill by saying, "You might as well be Venus de Milo." Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue in Paris. Kouandjio has been getting whipped by opposing pass rushers. Once viewed as the favorite at right tackle, Kouandjio will be lucky to earn the swing tackle job.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 06:56:00 PM

According to WGR 550 Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia, rookie OT Cyrus Kouandjio "has not been the player the team was expecting when they selected him in the second round" of May's draft.

Buscaglia reports Kouandjio has been outplayed by both incumbent RT Erik Pears and seventh-round pick Seantrel Henderson. Kouandjio seemed to be penciled in to Buffalo's starting right tackle job when he was drafted, but Pears appears to be comfortably ahead of him on the depth chart. Kouandjio could also fall behind Henderson when LT Cordy Glenn (illness) gets cleared.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 03:46:00 PM

Bills signed No. 44 overall pick OT Cyrus Kouandjio to a four-year contract.

Standing in at 6-foot-7, 322 pounds, Kouandjio is the favorite for right-tackle duties in Buffalo. Kouandjio's main concern is injury, as he tore his ACL in 2011 and was red-flagged at the Combine for an arthritic knee. He's a boom-or-bust prospect.
Thu, May 29, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Bills second-round OT Cyrus Kouandjio and incumbent starter Erik Pears have been splitting first-team reps at right tackle in OTAs.

The job should be Kouandjio's to lose. Pears is due a $2.75 million salary this season, and the Bills can save nearly $3 million against the cap by cutting him. Kouandjio has great size (6-foot-7, 322) to go with long arms (35 5/8 inches) but needs technical work and has injury concerns. The Bills are a run-heavy offense, and that's where Pears struggles. Chris Hairston will be the swing tackle.
Wed, May 28, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Bills selected Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Kouandjio (6-foot-6 3/4, 322) made 26 starts on A.J. McCarron's blindside, earning first-team All-American honors as a junior before turning pro. He tore his ACL in 2011 and was red-flagged at the Combine for an arthritic knee, later flunking multiple team physicals. Kouandjio's measurables also underwhelmed with a 5.59 forty, 27 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot broad jump. He managed 21 reps of 225, though Kouandjio's freakish 35 5/8-inch arms make benching more difficult. Kouandjio is a boom-or-bust prospect with technical flaws and medical concerns, but he'll be the favorite to slide in at right tackle in Buffalo.
Fri, May 9, 2014 08:00:00 PM

The Washington Post considers Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio a prime candidate to be selected by the Redskins at the No. 34 overall pick.

Kouandjio played high school football at nearby DeMatha, and would satisfy the Redskins' right tackle need. They're looking for a stronger upgrade on incumbent RT Tyler Polumbus. The Post's Mark Maske also considers Virginia OT Morgan Moses a candidate to be selected with the second round's second pick.
Fri, May 9, 2014 01:09:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay said he's gotten mixed reviews from teams on the health of Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio's surgically-repaired knee.

McShay spoke to 10 teams about Kouandjio's knee and six told him they passed him while four said they either failed him or dropped his grade significantly. Kouandjio was diagnosed with an arthritic knee at the Combine. While he's not expected to go off the board until Day 2, Kouandjio is the consensus No. 5 tackle in a recent poll of 18 NFL scouts. McShay considers Kouandjio an early second-round pick based on game tape.
Source: AL.com
Sat, May 3, 2014 02:57:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins "will not" use the No. 19 overall pick on Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio.

The Palm Beach Post recently reported the Fins were targeting Kouandjio at No. 19, but that story was never particularly believable. Since the report came out, both the Herald and TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline have disputed it. Per reliable beat writer Adam Beasley, the Dolphins don't even have a first-round grade on Kouandjio, "whose injury red flags have the team concerned."
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 02:06:00 PM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline is disputing reports the Dolphins are targeting Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio with the No. 19 overall pick.

We never really bought the Palm Beach Post's report in the first place, because Kouandjio isn't worth a first-round pick due to medical and on-field concerns. He's a second-round tackle. Pauline writes, "I was told the team won’t consider him in the first frame due to medical red-flags." Pauline believes Notre Dame T/G Zack Martin is the "object of (the Dolphins') desire" at No. 19, but the club is skeptical he'll still be available when they draft.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 01:06:00 PM

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