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Marcus Cannon (OL)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    358 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/8 in.
  • College:
    TCU
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: New England Patriots
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 7 (138)

Pick Analysis: Bill Belichick ignores the reported medical risk to take a first-round talent in Cannon. He is a legitimate big-time player with the size, strength and skill to be a quality starter as a pro. If his medical concerns check out, the Patriots could wind up with a tremendous steal in Cannon.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.26 sec
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inch
  • Broad Jump105.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill8.07 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.97 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Cannon is a big boy with sneaky athleticism that could develop into a starting right tackle at the next level. He shows good initial quickness and can really push around defenders once he gets his hands on them. He moves well enough to mirror defenders in pass protection and shows the ability to pursue moving targets in the second level on run plays. The biggest concern is his inability to consistently recognize blocking assignments and he gets beat far too often on stunts and blitzes. If he can improve his instincts and understanding of the game he could be a force and he will likely be a second day pick.


Strengths

Cannon is mammoth right tackle with quick feet for his size. Plays with wide base and good balance. Dominates opponents in the running game and uses his hands to lock out edge rushers in pass protection. Athletic enough to make blocks in the second level. Flashes a mean streak and finishes blocks.

Weaknesses

Lacks the lateral agility to consistently block faster edge rushers at the next level. Does not deliver a good shot on contact despite his strength. Gets confused by stunts and blitzes and misses assignments. Takes too many false start penalties. There are concerns about his conditioning and he must keep his weight down.

Grade

7.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - OT Marcus Cannon, TCU

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:43 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect TCU offensive tackle Marcus Cannon.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Marcus Cannon

    Published: March 16, 2011 at 03:56 p.m.

    Watch TCU OL Marcus Cannon perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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