Meet Seventh-Round Pick OG Trevor Canfield

The Cardinals grabbed Trevor Canfield with their final pick of the 2009 draft. The former Cincinnati Bearcat could add much needed depth to the Cardinals front line. First, Canfield will have to prove himself to the Coach Whisenhunt and company. Canfield has size and power, but will it be enough to make it at the next level?

Trevor Canfield measures in at nearly 6'5", 310 pounds. If he is going to continue to develop into a solid pro he will need to add more than just size to his repertoire.

He moves well laterally and like current Cardinals lineman Levi Brown, he has a nasty mean streak. If he can use that to his benefit, then the Cardinals may be in for a seventh-round surprise.

Canfield spent five years with the Bearcats after redshirting his freshman year. During his college career he showed remarkable durability and at one point started 39 consecutive games. The Cardinals offensive line has a history of injuries and have a healthy player like Canfield would prove to be a useful asset.

For two consecutive years Canfield was named to the All-Big East Conferences. He enjoyed a fare amount of success in college. Canfield recorded 300 key blocks/knockdowns and allowed just seven sacks on 1,374 pass plays. He also contributed 37 touchdown resulting blocks.

Canfield does have a few weaknesses that will need to be addressed before he can find his way into the Cardinals rotation. He tends to play reckless at times and is prone to penalties. After the Cardinals were top five in penalties last season, Whisenhunt will be looking to drastically improve in that area. Canfield will also have to speed up his reaction time off the line as the NFL is a significantly higher paced game.

If Canfield can show his gritty demeanor on the field, he could catch the eye of Coach Ken Whisenhunt.

When asked about how he shows his toughness on the field, Canfield responded with this comment:

"You'll see it on film. I'm not afraid to mix it up in the trenches. I am not the type of guy who will hit them on one play. I will hit them on every play."

Canfield should supply a worthy practice squad opponent at least for 2009. If he can buy into the teachings of Russ Grimm and continue to improve his play, then Canfield may have a future as a solid player for the Cardinals organization.


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