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2016 NFL DRAFT

Arie Kouandjio, OG

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 310 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
12073-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.483.091.84- -08'04"5.388.40

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good build for the position with broad shoulders, thick trunk and a wide base. Extends well. Limits space between rushers and his body, leveraging at the line of scrimmage. Rises out of his stance at consistent pad level with knee-bend to sink his hips and punch his target. Active hands to latch-and-drive, steer defenders out of the play and generating movement. Seeks contact. Always looking for someone to hit. Good phone-booth quickness with coordinated feet. Strong initial push. Flips his body to cut off defenders and seal run lanes. Intensity level doesn't change from snap-to-snap. Intelligent. Physically and mentally resilient. Started 27 consecutive games at left guard in the SEC.

WEAKNESSES: Comes with some technical flaws and medical questions. Just as likely to be last off the ball as he is to be first. Limited in tight spaces laterally and tries to use his open body to create all lanes. Has some hip and knee stiffness redirecting. Bad habit of overextending himself. Doesn't always see pressure. Serious medical concerns after multiple knee surgeries to both knees.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Chose Alabama out of dozens of scholarship offers and redshirting in 2010. Freshman season ended because of knee surgery and after multiple surgeries, Kouandjio spent his sophomore year in 2012 rehabbing his knee and serving as a backup for the Tide. He earned the starting left guard job as a junior in 2013 and allowed just two sacks on the season. Kouandjio returned to Alabama for his senior season, starting all 14 games to claim first-team All-SEC honors.

The older brother of Cyrus Kouandjio, 2014 second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, Arie looks the part but long-term durability is a question mark after multiple knee surgeries. A mauler in the run game with very good length, he uses momentum well in short spaces and has the toughness and intangibles to start at the next level, but his medical evaluations are vital to his final projection.

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05/04/2015 - A closer look at the Redskins' 10 picks: Round 4/112 -- Arie Kouandjio, G, 6-5, 310, Alabama...Started the past two seasons for the powerhouse Crimson Tide after undergoing multiple knee surgeries early in his college career. Kouandjio's older brother, Cyrus, is a tackle for Buffalo. Veteran Redskins guards Shawn Lauvao and Chris Chester struggled in 2014. Backups Josh LeRibeus and Spencer Long have very little experience. - The Sports Xchange
 

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