Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Redskins team owner Daniel Snyder shown on the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Washington Redskins targeting Alabama's Cyrus Kouandijo?


After the signing of DeSean Jackson recently, the Washington Redskins are not exactly short on weapons on offense. You add Jackson into the mix with a healthy RGIII, Pierre Garcon, Santana Moss and Alfred Morris, that’s a pretty dangerous lineup.

However, that won’t mean anything if there’s no one up front that can block for them, and that’s why, according to NFL.com, the team will likely target Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandijo in the second round of the NFL Draft next month.

“Alabama, a power running team. Cyrus Kouandjiocould be available,” NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft”. “We all see him as a left tackle, but he could very well fit in at right tackle there with the 34th pick.”

Kouandijo was one of the hottest prospects coming out of college at his position, but knee issues have scared some scouts off, issues which he’s assured people are not going to be an issue at the next level.

Going big for the Redskins with their first pick is the most logical option at this point.

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  • David Dorman

    There’s also Jordan Reed and Andre Roberts to deal with. Reed is a mismatch nightmare for defenses. I heard that Guard may only be available and healthy for a few years. I don’t think that’s a good idea unless he falls to later rounds like the 3rd or later.

  • rroland77

    The knee is one problem, being outplayed by quicker D linemen types is another. I’m not sold on our incumbent guards or our free agent signing either. Yankey or Su’a-Filo seem to be a better fit for me at 34. Polumbus wasn’t great but is still serviceable if we can’t find an upgrade….but not at pick # 34!

  • thebiz

    Tuitt in 2nd then Kouandijo in 3rd.