It’s not fun being the middle or youngest child in the household, especially if the older siblings are successful with everything they do and are stud athletes with perfect grades. You feel lost in the shuffle having to live up to your older brother or sister’s footsteps. Sometimes their accomplishments can over shadow every single accomplishment you achieved. It’s not fun, but certain biases around school, your family and the community may allow this to happen.
KD Cannon, wide receiver from Baylor, is in a similar situation. Last year, one of the top wide receiver prospects was Corey Coleman who just happened to be Cannon’s teammate. Coleman was selected in the first round (15th overall) of last year’s draft by the Cleveland Browns. There’s a case to be made that Coleman’s accolades over shadowed some of Cannon’s achievements, causing him to go unnoticed.
Cannon may not be a blue-chip prospect, but he does have a lot of talent and the skill set to allow himself to carve out a role with an NFL team. He currently ranks ninth amongst wide receivers in DLF’s rookie rankings and 18th overall. The rankings are adequate compared to his achievements but on “Draft Twitter” and on nation publications he is receiving little to no notoriety, which is a shame, because does have enough talent to make an impact at the next level.
He was a four-star prospect from Mount Pleasant High School which is in Mount Pleasant, Texas. There he caught 3,856 yards and 52 touchdowns during his entire high school career. Cannon ranked fourth amongst wide receivers in his recruiting class and fourth out of the entire state of Texas. He was a heavily sought after recruit, receiving invites from major colleges like Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Clemson and many other schools before signing with the Baylor Bears.