Well, it’s been quite an eventful few weeks for UDFA WR from Baylor, K.D. Cannon.
First, he signed as a priority free agent with San Francisco 49ers, and was cut reportedly for not “trying hard” in practice. Then, he stuck with the New York Jets..... but only for a real short time, until he was cut last week. Now, already on his third team in his first NFL preseason, Cannon has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
During the draft process, Cannon was known for his long deep speed and ability to stretch defenses effectively. Baylor has produced similar WR’s in the past, guys who are typically considered “raw”, but have a lot of vertical ability.
I scouted Cannon prior to the draft and came away with this scouting report:
For a team starved for a deep threat, this shot was one worth taking for the Rams. For more than one reason. Firstly, the Sean McVay offense thrives with a deep threat. Look no further than DeSean Jackson, who feasted for years under McVay. That alone helps to open space for underneath guys like Kupp and Woods to work their best parts of their games. Secondly, the Rams don’t really have a deep threat. Mike Thomas was likely the main beneficiary, but he recently got suspended, and the Rams are left without anyone to play the role. Also, Tavon Austin recently pulled up on his hamstring, and the Rams need reps to go around during the long days of training camp, so it’s worth taking a shot on a guy many people though could be an early day 3 pick, and maybe for some even a day 2 pick.
The Rams just recently added 2 new WR’s to the roster, and Cannon will likely need to fend them off if he has a chance to stick on the roster.
Oh, also, am I the new Ian Rapoport or what?