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Bills hosting Cyrus Kouandjio on visit

The Buffalo Bills are hosting Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio on a pre-draft visit Friday, general manager Doug Whaley told WGR 550.

Kouandjio is expected to be a late first-round or early second-round pick. He could be a fallback option for the Bills if they are unable to select one of the top tackles on the board -- including Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, who they have also hosted on a visit -- but the Bills would likely be better off trading down in the first round for Kouandjio.

Offensive tackle is considered the Bills' top need entering the draft. Right tackle Erik Pears will turn 32 in June and is entering the final year of his contract. If the Bills select a tackle with their first-round pick, he would be expected to take over for Pears this season.

Kouandjio is the 29th player to make a pre-draft visit with the Bills. The team is allowed 30.