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CBS highlights Kadyn Proctor as Iowa Hawkeyes’ biggest impact transfer for 2024

Sometimes when you only have one option, the choice becomes rather easy.

Former Alabama Crimson Tide offensive tackle and Iowa native Kadyn Proctor is coming home to the Iowa Hawkeyes this year via the transfer portal. It was a bit of a winding road to get to this point, but we have arrived here all the same and Proctor has been met with very open arms.

Proctor’s return to the Hawkeyes comes as their only transfer portal addition so far. That is in part why CBS Sports has named him the biggest impact transfer for the Hawkeyes in 2024. Even if another transfer had joined, Proctor would still be the pick as he is a plug-and-play top-level starter.

Kadyn Proctor, OT, Iowa: This was an easy choice for two reasons. Proctor was one of the highest-rated transfers in the portal, and he’s the only incoming transfer in Iowa’s class. There’s no underselling this one. Proctor started every game at left tackle for Alabama as a true freshman.

Week after week, he went against some of the best pass rushers in the country. While he struggled early and was not perfect, he got better as the season went along and more than held his own. And Iowa gets him at left tackle for at least the next two seasons. Proctor joins an offensive line that returns every starter, so this unit should be much better in 2024. That will go a long way in making the Iowa offense better overall. – Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports.

After starting 14 games for the Crimson Tide last year, Proctor was named an All-SEC Freshman by the coaches in the conference. His presence on the Iowa offensive line moving forward cannot be understated.

Proctor comes to Iowa after initially committing to them out of high school and bolsters an offensive line at arguably the most important position up front. He protects Cade McNamara’s blindside and now gives Iowa a solidified blocker to run behind.

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