Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio is a giant man. Measuring in at 6’7″ and 322 pounds he’s a fit offensive lineman. Knowing the medical exams are taken very seriously by all 32 NFL clubs, he knew his time in the exam room on Thursday was going to be lengthy.
That’s because in his true freshman season, Kouandjio tore his ACL. Any NFL prospect that has had a major injury is going to get worked over in the exam room and Kouandjio was no different.
In fact the Alabama tackle was poked and prodded so much that he had no time to do media interviews on Thursday. He didn’t step into the NFL media room until Friday afternoon.
“Yeah, they were tweaking me,” Kouandjio said. “Actually I was laying in an MRI machine for two hours and 30 minutes. I felt like a taco.”
For those that haven’t experienced the MRI machine it surrounds a patient’s entire body. They’re put on a backboard that slides into a short cylindrical tunnel. Fortunately for Kouandjio no teams found his knee to be an issue of concern.
“No issues,” he said. “I got some sleep in there. That first night we get, like, two or three hours of sleep. So I got a good two hours and 30 minutes in the taco.”
At 6’7” 322 pounds that’s one heck of a taco.
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Tags: 2014 NFL draft, Cyrus Kouandjio, NFL Combine
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