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Cyrus Kouandjio falls to Buffalo Bills at No. 44

The Buffalo Bills added offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio from Alabama in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The Bills have drafted an offensive tackle in the second round two out of the past four years -- Cordy Glenn in 2012 being the previous selection.

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Kouandjio, who rated as one of the top offensive tackles entering the college season, fell on draft boards to 47th overall partially due to medical concerns following knee surgery.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the Washington Redskins considered taking Kouandijo with the second pick in the second round (34th overall), but he failed a physical.

Rapoport reported that Alabama doctor Lyle Cain said Kouandjio doesn't notice his knee issues during practice and rarely misses work.

The question is whether that will be the case in five or six seasons.

Kouandjio didn't take the draft day slide without slight. During his post-draft interview with NFL Network's Melissa Stark, the tackle sounded salty that NFL teams would question his ability to play at a high level.

The Bills got a big blocker with a chip on his shoulder.

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