Baylor junior receiver KD Cannon declared for the NFL draft Wednesday afternoon. The Bears leading receiver, Cannon was long thought of as a potential early-draftee.
Cannon finishes the 2016 season with 1215 yards, 13 touchdowns and 87 receptions, all team-leading. The 3-year starter for the Bears, Cannon was a 4-star recruit out of Mount Pleasant High School in East Texas, committing to the Bears over Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M. He was
He was part of a 4-man wide receiver class at Baylor that rivaled any in the nation, with 5-star Davion Hall, and 3-star recruits Chris Platt and Ishmael Zamora. Cannon's impact at Baylor was immediate, scoring a touchdown in each of his first three career games at Baylor. He gained 223 yards against Northwestern State in his second career game, his career high before his 226 yards in his final game as a Baylor Bear in the Cactus Bowl.
For his career, Cannon gained 3113 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 195 catches. His two 1,000 yard seasons tied for the most in Baylor history, along with former teammate Corey Coleman. Cannon will leave Baylor as an all-time great, one that was the definition of big-play in the Bears offense. His ability to stretch the field and be a premier deep ball threat will be appealing to NFL.