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

January 9

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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