Marcus Cannon Scouting Report

Marcus Cannon OG TCU

Ht: 6’5

Wt: 358

Elite size and strength. Experience at left and right tackle. Powerful lower body strength; perfect fit for a team looking for a dominant run blocker. Above average quickness and athleticism for an interior lineman.
Too slow to play tackle in the pros; doesn’t have the footwork or the overall athleticism. Missed time with an ankle injury in 2008. Limited experience against top competition. No experience at guard, where he will likely play in the NFL.
Cannon started off as a right tackle and eventually shifted to the left side at TCU. He dominated the Mountain West but just isn’t athletic enough to play tackle at the next level. At TCU he was strong enough to manhandle the speed rushers, and big enough to handle the bull rushers. When facing a more complete NFL-caliber pass rusher in the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin’s J.J. Watt, he was embarrassed on multiple plays and struggled to keep pace with Watt’s array of moves. That said, he has the size and more than enough athleticism to make the transition to guard.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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