Report: Former DeMatha All-Met Cyrus Kouandjio to enter NFL Draft

Following three standout seasons at Alabama, junior offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio will make himself available for the NFL Draft, according to an ESPN report. The former DeMatha All-Met ranks as one of the country’s top offensive line prospects and is expected to be a first-round pick in the May draft.

Alabama junior offensive tackle and former DeMatha All-Met Cyrus Kouandjio declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday (John McDonnell/The Washington Post).
Alabama junior offensive tackle and former DeMatha All-Met Cyrus Kouandjio declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday (John McDonnell/The Washington Post).

The consensus All-American started at left tackle for Alabama for the last two years and played a key role in the Crimson Tide’s run to the 2011 and 2012 Bowl Championship Series titles.

At 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, Kouandjio is ranked as the No. 21 overall prospect and the fourth-best offensive tackle by ESPN.

Cyrus’s older brother and fellow starting offensive lineman, Arie, is expected to return to Alabama for his redshirt senior season next year.

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