Downtown Rams Draft Profile: Baylor WR K.D. Cannon

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Our new massive series here at Downtown Rams will give you players that catch our eye. We will bring you bring you draft prospects, see where their fit is with the Rams and of course give you a player comparison

Who is K.D. Cannon?

Ever seen that home-run threat on Baylor wearing no.9? That’s K.D. Cannon. He was Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman’s side-kick and this season he was the main WR for the Baylor Bears. Cannon, possesses great speed, quickness and acceleration. However, the one thing I love when I turn on the tape, is Cannon’s natural hands. Cannon has good size at 6-foot-0 and 180 pounds. He can go up and challenge defensive backs in jump ball situations and shows tremendous courage during bang-bang plays, in which it seems other receivers would back down. 

 

Strengths:

– Speed

– Acceleration 

– Quickness

– Courage 

– Decent Jump-ball ability 

– Immediate home-run threat

– Natural hands catcher

– Decent size

 

Weaknesses: 

– Route running needs to be more polished

– Not a big body WR, has to work extra hard

– Run blocking

 

Injury History:

Arthroscopic knee surgery

Minor groin injury 

 

How does he fit the Rams?

The Rams are looking at a giant hole at WR if Kenny Britt indeed leaves in free agency. With Brian Quick likely gone too, the Rams would have 5-foot-8 Tavon Austin has their no.1 WR. Cannon has the size to be an outside WR, he would likely be looking at a third-to-fourth round selection which would really bode well for the Rams, if they wanted to select a CB or OL in the second round. Cannon would likely start day one if Britt and Quick left and the Rams didn’t find anyone to replace them.

 

2014-2016 Career Stats

195 receptions, 3,113 yards and 27 receiving touchdowns 

 

Draft Grade

3rd round – 4th round 

 

Player Comparison

WR Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings

Diggs, like Cannon is 6-feet tall and in college he could make the contested catches, had nice hands and ran a 4.47 second 40 yard time at the combine. I expect Cannon to be like Diggs in that aspect, but maybe run a faster 40-yard time. 

 

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