Baylor WR KD Cannon intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft

Baylor wide receiver KD Cannon intends to apply for early eligibility into the 2017 NFL Draft.

He announced the decision on Wednesday via Twitter.

Cannon (6-feet, 180 pounds) has been an explosive target in Baylor's prolific passing attack the last three seasons, and closed his college career in spectacular fashion Tuesday in the Bears' 31-12 win over Boise State in the Cactus Bowl. The junior caught 14 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the game, marking the fourth 200-yard receiving performance of his career.

College underclassmen face a Jan. 16 deadline to apply for early draft eligibility.

Cannon has been a starter for the Bears since his freshman year, when he caught 58 passes for 1,030 yards, a career-best average of 17.8 yards per catch. Known as one of the most dangerous deep threats in the nation, Cannon was selected as one of College Football 24/7's fastest players entering the season.

As a sophomore in 2015, Cannon helped derail Oklahoma State's hopes for a College Football Playoff berth with a five-catch, 210-yard game against the Cowboys in a 45-35 Bears win.

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