It was certainly no secret that Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio maintains good physical condition.
At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, the Crimson Tide junior has always had a lean look about him, and that's one reason he's considered a high NFL draft pick if he opts to forego his senior year after the season. But on Thursday, fans got a rare glimpse of just how impressive Kouandjio's conditioning really is.
During the Crimson Tide's media tour of its facility upgrades, a board indicating the body-fat percentages of Alabama's offensive linemen was photographed. And not surprisingly, Kouandjio's body-fat percentage was the best among UA's starters: just 16 percent. The board indicated that just 50 pounds of Kouandjio's 310-pound frame is fat, the sort of ratio NFL general managers will be highly attracted to when comparing Kouandjio to offensive tackle prospects who are battling weight issues.
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The board indicated UA offensive guard Anthony Steen, a senior expected to be chosen in next year's draft, maintains just 20 percent body fat. Steen lists at 6-3, 309 pounds.
Surprisingly, the most impressive listing on the board belonged to an incoming freshman, offensive lineman Grant Hill, who is carrying just 6 percent body fat at 300 pounds.
The first training camp practice for Alabama was Friday.