Cameroonian-born Cyrus Kouandjio, a defensive tackle from Alabama, looks at the north reflecting pool as he and members of the 2014 NFL Draft class visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Bills Pick OT and LB in Rounds 2,3
New York, N.Y. (WBEN/WGR) - After making a pick trade with Rams and moving down from the 41st to 44th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, The Buffalo Bills selected Cyrus Kouandjio, a offensive tackle from Alabama.
Kouandjio looms large at 6'7" and 322 lbs. with an arm length of 35 5/8".
Kouandjio was chased by injury concerns heading into the NFL Draft, specifically regarding a torn ACL and MCL in 2011. He rebounded to start every game for the Crimson Tide in each of the last two seasons, and has received a clean bill of health from Dr. James Andrews. Kouandjio, who departs Alabama following his junior year, was a 2013 consensus All-American and was named to last year's first team All-SEC squad.
Bills GM Doug Whaley noted that the team would likely plug Kouandjio in at right tackle. Whaley also emphasized that both he and the front office feel confident that Kouandjio is fully healthy entering the 2014 season.
In the 3rd round, the Bills picked 73rd overall and went for Louisville linebacker Preston Brown. Brown, 252 pounds, ran a 4.79 40-yard dash at his pro day. He played in 52 games in his career and finished this past season with 98 tackles, including 12.5 for loss.