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.
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.