To start, Cannon has major college production. In three years in Baylor’s offense, he’s got over 3,000 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns. Sure, Baylor’s offense permits big numbers, and a lot of the wide receivers that have come out of the program have limited route trees, but Cannon will likely be a late Day 2 or Day 3 pick which won’t be a huge cost for whatever team drafts him.
At the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, Cannon ran a official 4.41 forty-yard dash, had 13 reps on the bench, 37” on the vertical jump, and 119” on the broad jump. His forty and vert were both near the top of all WRs tested at the combine.
Cannon offers a lot of big play potential, but he’s more than a straight line guy. He can line up in many places on the field, can be schemed plays because he’s a good athlete, and if he can continue to develop and further his route tree, Cannon can result in a very good choice.
Here was my pre-combine scouting report on Cannon:
Expect more reports of visits like these as we near crunch time with the 2017 NFL Draft kicking off in less than a month.