The Washington Redskins selected guard Arie Kouandjio from the University of Alabama with the 112th pick (4th round) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Redskins Select G Arie Kouandjio
Kouandjio (6-5, 310 lbs) started 14 games for the Crimson Tide last year and was first-team All-SEC.
The Redskins will have some really good competition along the offensive line this summer with the addition of Kouandjio and the first-round addition of Brandon Scherff on Thursday.
Stiff throughout his lower body and mechanical. Poor change of direction when asked to leave his phone booth and venture beyond line of scrimmage. Is only marginal peeling off block to pick up blitzes and twists. Uses lean over leverage as run blocker. Balance issues make it hard for him to sustain blocks after contact on the move. Poor athleticism in general.
While Kouandjio has been part of a successful team at Alabama, that doesn’t mean he is ready to take that next step. At times it’s painful to watch Kouandjio try to move in space and he’s limited to blocks that are right in front of him. His lack of functional athleticism and versatility will limit his NFL chances.
Kouandjio describes himself as tenacious and warrior mentality.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) May 2, 2015
Below are a few videos featuring Kouandjio: