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Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Predictions for 5-Star WR KD Cannon

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst INovember 26, 2013

Scouting Report, Video Highlights and Predictions for 5-Star WR KD Cannon

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    KD Cannon is a 5-star receiver from Texas who is among the top prospects in the country at his position. Cannon has a tremendous skill set, as he is a perfect fit for Baylor's spread offense.

    Already known around the Lone Star State, it's time for Cannon to begin the process of becoming a household name. He is going to be a star in Waco, as he has a chance to immediately make an impact for the Bears.

    Cannon warrants a closer look as a prospect.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

Who Is KD Cannon?

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    Cannon is a receiver who attends Mount Pleasant High School in Texas. As a sophomore, he caught 61 passes for 1,004 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    However, Cannon's junior year is what really made observers take notice. All he did was catch 102 balls, register 1,600 yards and score 26 touchdowns, according 247Sports.

    A decorated player as a junior, the Texan will play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. 

    Cannon is 27th in the Rivals 250, 28th in the 247Sports composite rankings, 37th in the Scout 300 and 41st in the ESPNU 300

    The talented receiver committed to Baylor in August.

KD Cannon's Scouting Report: Strengths

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    At 6'0" and 162 pounds, Cannon's speed and quickness are exceptional for the receiver position. He's a deep threat who can explode off the line to immediately force cornerbacks to use a bail technique.

    Cannon is light on his feet, plus he has good athleticism when running routes. He fails to show any issues sprinting out of his cuts, as he can separate with ease from defenders. Cannon also flashes good awareness, as he can adjust his routes on the fly and settle into holes in coverages.

    He has a large strike zone thanks to having good hands and being able to adjust to various balls around his frame. Cannon displays solid leaping ability, evidenced by him being able to attack the ball at its highest point in the middle of crowds.

    After the catch, the speedy receiver is lethal. He has a quick upfield transfer, plus he is elusive in space. Cannon possesses good vision and instincts as a runner, which should lead to him making several big plays for Baylor.

    He can also help out as a returner on special teams. 

KD Cannon's Scouting Report: Weaknesses

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    It's important that Cannon adds more bulk and strength to his 162-pound frame.

    Big and physical college cornerbacks will attempt to bully him at the line, so he is going to have to get stronger to combat press coverage.

    Cannon also needs to be more disciplined and sharper as a route-runner. He knows he's quicker than most defensive backs, so he rounds off some of his cuts in his patterns.

KD Cannon's Full Ride Highlights

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    Here is an impressive highlight tape of Cannon making plays. The reel was constructed by B/R's Full Ride video series, as it shows him making several tough catches and displaying his rare speed and quickness.

KD Cannon's Nike Football Training Camp Highlights

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    If anyone wants to see a couple plays of a receiver being quick and smooth on the field, then they should watch these highlights. Cannon participated in the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp in April, where he competed against several of the nation's best defensive backs.

     

Predictions

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    Cannon likely will not be Baylor's No. 1 receiver as a true freshman, but he should be able to contribute as a reserve receiver next season. His speed and quickness make him an ideal fit for the Bears offense, as he will put up big numbers in the Big 12.

    He should be an All-Big 12 selection after his sophomore season. After he fully establishes himself at Baylor, Cannon will break a few receiving records.

     

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Use the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map to locate Cannon and many other elite prospects from around the nation!

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.

     

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