Kadyn Proctor has become the latest former five-star prospect to transfer away from the Alabama Crimson Tide following Nick Saban’s retirement. A rising sophomore with three years of eligibility, he’s likely the top offensive tackle option in the transfer portal.
Here are five landing spots to keep an eye on for Kadyn Proctor.
Top Five Landing Spots for Kadyn Proctor
Proctor is a hulking left tackle who made the All-SEC Freshman team last year, playing over 800 snaps for the Crimson Tide last season. A five-star recruit and the top offensive lineman in the 2023 class, Proctor nearly stayed closer to his Des Moines, Iowa home before ultimately signing with the Tide.
At 6’7″, 360 pounds, Proctor is one of the bigger tackles you’ll find with an NFL-ready body and the potential to develop into a first round draft pick.
The local school has to be considered the favorite to land Proctor as he took numerous visits as a recruit. The Hawkeyes were even in his final three, losing out to the Crimson Tide.
The familiarity and proximity to home are both there, as is schematic fit, need, and love for the coaching staff. Without a doubt, the Hawkeyes are the leaders.
While many believe the Hawkeyes came in second for Proctor out of high school, it was Oregon that got the second-to-last official visit. Oregon could be enticing to Proctor if NIL plays a part here (and it certainly could, considering the Crimson Tide are behind on that front).
A stronger run blocker than a pass blocker, Proctor wouldn’t necessarily be out of place in Eugene, but it’s something to consider.
The Buckeyes return all but one starter on their offensive line but can’t be ruled out as a transfer destination for Proctor. Alabama teammate Seth McLaughlin announced his intentions to transfer to Columbus, and Proctor could follow.
Ohio State has been selective in the transfer portal but has a wildly successful hit rate. If the Buckeyes push, they’re a team to watch.
The National Champions were nasty on the offensive line this season, especially in the running game, imposing their will on every defense they faced.
If Proctor prioritizes schematic fit and team identity, Michigan could find itself in the best shape to land him. Offensive linemen love to run block, especially in front of talented backs, so the Wolverines have that going for them.
Nebraska didn’t have much staying power with Proctor the first go around, but could take a swing this time. Donovan Raiola is a well-respected offensive line coach within the industry with experience in the NFL.
If Matt Rhule pushes, he has plenty of things to sell Proctor, including a robust NIL framework and the opportunity to block for a talented freshman quarterback.
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