Kouandjio Working Out at Guard for Bills

Cyrus Kouandjio has been inactive through six weeks of action for the Buffalo Bills. Now, he is working out at guard for the Bills.

When the Buffalo Bills drafted Cyrus Kouandjio with the 44th pick of the 2014 NFL draft, many felt that the Bills had found their right tackle of the future. 

Things haven't exactly worked out that way. Kouandjio struggled in training camp and the preseason. At one point, Buffalo's offensive line coach, Pat Morris, compared Kouandjio to Venus de Milo. Needless to say, it wasn't for the beauty of Kouandjio's play. Over the first six weeks of the season, Kouandjio has been inactive. Starting at right tackle has been Seantrel Henderson, a seventh round pick of the Bills.

Now, the Bills are getting creative with Kouandjio. Head coach Doug Marrone stated today that Kouandjio is getting reps at guard, per Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. The move is intriguing as the Bills have struggled greatly along their offensive line. Currently, Cyril Richardson, a fifth-round pick, is starting at left guard and Erik Pears is starting at right guard. Both have had their fair share of struggles and Chris Williams, a free agent acquisition, was placed on the injured reserve last week.

Getting Kouandjio reps in live action is important for his development. This will help him greatly in terms of understanding the speed of the pro game.

Kouandjio may end up being Buffalo's right tackle of the future, but for now he needs to take any reps that he can get along the offensive line.


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