With regards to Cyrus I think we will have to let teams do there due diligence in understanding his lack of consistent tape
. I am confident we would not draft him if his knee is really a problem. All the rumors of his recent knee problems (arthritis etc) are coming from unnamed sources which I discard.
I do agree his inconsistent tape last year and his combine results are disappointing but do not make him a draft bust just yet. The guy has also shown the size and agility to make him a legit LT so let the pro's do their job on Cyrus.
"Nick Saban was in NFL draft rooms as the head coach of the Dolphins and as an assistant coach with the Browns, and he has helped to develop a lot of first-round draft picks during his years as head coach at LSU and Alabama. So Saban knows a lot about how the draft works.
And he says the media analysts whose job is to break down the draft don’t know a lot about how the draft works.
Saban was asked about one of his players, junior left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, who is viewed as a likely first-round draft pick but has been criticized by some draft analysts for his play early this season. According to Saban, the reality is draft analysts don’t know what Kouandjio’s assignment is on any given play and therefore can’t really assess how well he plays, and said Kouandjio has played very well this season."