NFL Draft 2014: Cyrus Kouandjio makes pre-draft visit with Buffalo Bills

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Kouandjio becomes the third early-round tackle to visit the Bills this spring, joining Jake Matthews and Zack Martin on the list.

In a Friday morning radio appearance on WGR 550's The Howard Simon Show, Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley confirmed that Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio is in Orchard Park today for a pre-draft visit with the team.

Despite a lackluster workout at the NFL Combine in February and, worse, a report that stated several NFL teams were worried about arthritis from a failed surgery on his knee, Kouandjio's draft stock has rebounded nicely, to the point where he still may end up a first-round pick. Concerns about the knee issue linger, but Dr. James Andrews refuted those reports, and Kouandjio had an improved workout at his pro day. Still, teams will likely be paying close attention to the physical portion of his pre-draft visits.

On the field, the 6'7", 322-pound Kouandjio is an effective pass and run blocker with elite size for the position, and he could conceivably walk right into Buffalo's starting lineup at right tackle. He is the third early-round tackle prospect to visit the Bills this spring, joining Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Zack Martin of Notre Dame.

The Bills have now confirmed 29 pre-draft visitors so far this spring; they are allowed a maximum of 30. Here's the full list, which we're also keeping track of in this StoryStream. For a broader historical view of the Bills' pre-draft visits, be sure to check out our page dedicated to pre-draft visits from previous years (which is also accessible from the Library drop-down on the home page).

Confirmed visitors

Player Pos. College Ht Wt Spd
Terrance Cobb RB Cumberlands 5101 218
Jeremy Hill RB LSU 6005 233 4.66
Carlos Hyde RB Ohio State 5117 230 4.66
Jerick McKinnon RB Georgia Southern 5087 209 4.41
Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor 5090 201 4.51
Terrance West RB Towson 5092 225 4.54
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR LSU 5112 198 4.43
Mike Evans WR Texas A&M 6046 231 4.53
Cody Latimer WR Indiana 6020 215 4.39
Sammy Watkins WR Clemson 6006 211 4.43
Eric Ebron TE North Carolina 6043 250 4.60
Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame 6064 270
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington 6054 262
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif OT McGill 6050 321 4.98
Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama 6066 322 5.59
Zack Martin OT Notre Dame 6041 308
Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M 6054 308 5.07
Charles Siddoway OT Mississippi State 6053 301 5.07
Marcus Martin C USC 6033 320 5.22
Scott Crichton DE Oregon State 6030 273 4.84
Preston Brown LB Louisville 6010 251 4.86
C.J. Mosley LB Alabama 6020 234 4.63
Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State 6010 237
Walt Aikens CB Liberty 6005 203 4.49
Bashaud Breeland CB Clemson 5110 197 4.62
Ross Cockrell CB Duke 5110 194 4.56
Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech 5116 190 4.49
Phillip Gaines CB Rice 6003 193 4.38
Bradley Roby CB Ohio State 5110 194 4.39
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