Here are at Turn On The Jets, we will break down every single UDFA the New York Jets have added. Here are all the breakdowns so far…
- Name: KD Cannon
- School: Baylor
- Position: WR
- Height: 6’0
- Weight: 180
- Career Stats: 195 receptions, 3,113 yards, 27 TDs
- 40 Yard Dash: 4.41 seconds
- 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.20 seconds
- Vertical Jump: 37 inches
- Broad Jump: 9’9”
- Bench Press: 13 reps of 225 lbs
Strengths: Highly explosive, productive playmaker in college who was a consistent deep threat. Regarded as highly as a potential 4th round pick by some scouts. He checks all the boxes in terms of desired athleticism for a wide receiver. Highly recruited coming out of high school and put on a show in Baylor’s bowl game, finishing with over 200 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
Weaknesses: Already cut from his first minicamp as a UDFA by the San Francisco 49ers for a lack of hustle compared to other rookies. Extremely limited route runner and not a physical player at all, who will get bulled in press coverage at the next level. Inconsistent hands and too often defaults to being a body catcher. More of a track star than a football player.
Final Words: The Jets didn’t have luck when they took a flier on Jarvis Harrison, who was talented but had questions surrounding his work ethic and motivation. Cannon has intriguing athleticism and a physical toolkit that probably merited him being selected in the later rounds rather than being a UDFA. He has an uphill battle to make the Jets roster but could be an ideal practice squad candidate, if the Jets feel they can push him to reach his potential as a situational deep threat by 2018.
Check out Cannon’s career highlights here
Photo Credit: Baylor.com