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K.D. Cannon | Wide Receiver

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/5/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 182

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49ers signed Baylor WR KD Cannon.
Cannon (5’11/182) started all three years at Baylor before turning pro, leaving school with a career 195-3,113-27 (16.0 YPR) receiving line and earning first-team All-Big 12 from the conference’s coaches as a junior. While Cannon won with blazing speed (4.41) in the Bears’ wide-open spread, he is a chronic body catcher and one-trick lid lifter whose tape lacks nuance and any hint of physicality. He also showed unreliable hands, dropping nine passes in 2016. PFF College compared Cannon to Travis Benjamin, which is probably his ceiling. Tue, May 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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Baylor WR K.D. Cannon has visits with the Lions and the Rams scheduled, according to Cowboys beat writer Charean Williams.

Cannon is a difficult projection, but his physical talent is definitely impressive. There are always questions for receivers coming out of the Baylor program, as everything is built off the vertical route and receivers basically run sprints and then rest. Expect Cannon to be selected on the third day.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Pro Football Focus compared K.D. Cannon to Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin.

"Benjamin has established himself as a deep threat in the NFL, averaging 15.1 yards per reception in his five-year career. Cannon should be able to have similar success in stretching the field as he develops the rest of his game," writes the PFF analysis team. The outlet believes that the 5-foot-11, 182-pounder's speed and acceleration "should play immediately at the next level." Cannon ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine. He figures to land solidly as a Day 3 pick.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Baylor WR K.D. Cannon clocked a 40-yard dash of 4.41 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday.

Stellar showing from Cannon in the sprint. Not all of the wideouts have run the event yet, but the 5-foot-11, 182-pound Baylor's products time was the fastest among the first group of receivers. He said on Friday that he is hoping to "wow" scouts and evaluators with his route-running work, which he has been focusing on during training. The speed was always there.
Sat, Mar 4, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Baylor WR K.D. Cannon believes that he will "wow" the NFL when they see his routes.

Corey Coleman was raked over the coals repeatedly last spring for his supposed route deficiencies given Baylor's limited tree. Cannon is trying to work ahead of such criticism, saying that he has focused much of his training on his route-work. While it could be argued whether or not he should have declared -- Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline is of the opinion that it was a mistake -- he could make for an intriguing Day 3 selection.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 04:00:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Baylor WR K.D. Cannon to Paul Richardson.

We're on board with this marriage of slim speed merchants. "Cannon is slightly build and a novice route-runner but has outstanding vertical speed to climb over the top of cornerbacks and force safety help his way," Zierlein wrote. "Cannon may not have the short area shiftiness for a move inside, so he will likely become a niche prospect who fits with teams looking for a field stretcher with some homerun potential." Cannon earned first-team All-Big 12 honors after posting a 87-1,215-13 line last year.
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Baylor WR K.D. Cannon "jumped the gun and left for the draft a year too early."

Hey, we're with him. Cannon is a grade-A burner who's unrefined, slight and injury-prone. Another year on campus would have really helped his cause. "He’s athletic and runs well but lacks any consistency at the receiver position," Pauline wrote. "He drops too many catchable throws and does not win out as he should. Forgetting the fact that Cannon will be a late-round pick, he’ll be behind the curve from the first day of camp."
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 01:40:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Cannon closed out his Bears career in high style on Tuesday, slicing through Boise State for 14-226-2 in a breezy Cactus Bowl win. The speed merchant caught 87 passes for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns in 12 games this season. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder should record a stellar 40-yard dash time in testing come the spring and we don't see him falling out of the first four rounds.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon caught 14 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 31-12 bowl in over Boise State.

Cannon is one of the best vertical receiving threats in the country, and that ability was on full display against Boise State. Cannon's first touchdown saw him elevate over a defender for a 30 yard contested catch and followed it up with a 69 yard grab, which allowed him to trot into the endzone. At the very latest, expect Cannon to be a fourth round pick.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:22:00 AM

Baylor HC Matt Rhule said that junior WR K.D. Cannon guaranteed a victory over Boise State in the Cactus Bowl.

If Boise State actually wanted to open a war of words with the Bears in advance of the Cactus Bowl, they would have a shed's worth of ammunition, but for now, only Cannon is talking the big talk. Baylor finished their regular-season campaign with a 6-6 record, reeling out on a six-game losing streak. For their part, the Broncos wrapped at 10-2. This will be settled on the field come December 27. The Cactus Bowl figures to be a fun one, as Baylor and Boise State both averaged about 35 points this past season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss at West Virginia.

Cannon rolls into bowl season on something of a roll, snagging 33 balls for over 400 yards and five scores across the past four games. Overall, Cannon has 73 catches for 989 yards and 11 touchdowns. The floundering 6-6 Baylor Bears now await their bowl assignment.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon caught 12 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's loss to Texas Tech.

Cannon opened up the contest's scoring via a 53-yard touchdown grab with several minutes gone by in the first quarter. Touchdown No. 2 wouldn't come until 14:42 remained in the game. That nine-yard score would draw Baylor to within 51-35 and made a comeback look reasonably possible for the Bears, but they wouldn't score again in the contest. Cannon is up to 68 catches for 905 yards and 10 touchdowns through 10 games played. Baylor will wrap up their regular-season against West Virginia next weekend.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 10:31:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon caught three passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 49-7 win over Kansas.

Kansas punter Cole Moos had an 82-yard punt in the first quarter. Outside of that, the game, and all of its highlights, belonged to the Bears. It was nice to see Cannon back out there doing his thing. He injured his groin in a late September practice and missed Baylor's last game, the October 1 win over Iowa State. The Bears had a bye last week, allowing their star receiver a chance to fully heal.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe expects junior WR K.D. Cannon (groin) to be able to play against Kansas on Saturday.

Baylor was off on bye this past weekend, allowing Cannon a chance to rest up. He initially injured his groin in a late September practice and subsequently sat out the Bears' October 1 win over Iowa State. Prior to suffering the injury, the stalwart wideout had logged a 27-370-4 receiving line. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status during the practice week, but unless he suffers a setback, Cannon should be considered a strong starting option for Week 7's slate of games.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 04:01:00 PM

Baylor junior WR K.D. Cannon did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Iowa State.

Cannon is dealing with a groin injury and was held out of practice this week after aggravating it last weekend against Oklahoma State. On the season, Cannon has 27 catches for 370 yards and four touchdowns. He is the team's leading receiver, almost doubling the next pass catcher on the team.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:59:00 AM