New York Jets UDFA Breakdown – KD Cannon

Joe Caporoso with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA WR KD Cannon

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…

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  • Name: KD Cannon
  • School: Baylor
  • Position: WR
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 180
  • Career Stats: 195 receptions, 3,113 yards, 27 TDs

Workout Results

  • 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

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the EVP of Content at Whistle Sports