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A.J. Cann, OG

School: South Carolina  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bamberg, SC
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 318 lbs.
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Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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STRENGTHS: Cann has the square-ish frame so condusive to playing inside. Impressive mix of athleticism and power, with a flexible lower body and generating power through his hips, midsection and hands to latch-and-grip with excellent technique.

He bursts out of his stance and quickly gets into position, showing instinctive eyes to know what's happening around him while extending his reach to keep space between himself and his target. He has excellent knee bend and good core flexibility and power to absorb bull rushes and often is able to drive opponents off the ball because of his strength and leverage advantage.

He's alert to stunts and blitzes and can knock defenders down with a powerful punch.

Cann is well respected for his work ethic and leadership and was voted a permanent team captain in 2013.

WEAKNESSES: Cann is best suited to a power-scheme as he does not possess ideal initial agility or straight-line speed for a zone-blocking scheme. Can better improve his momentum on the move to properly win angles and break down in motion.

He lumbers rather than springs off the snap and struggles to beat secondary defenders to the action. If beaten initially, Cann does not possess the quickness to recover.

--Rob Rang (9/5/14)

Player Overview

Cann has been a rock for South Carolina at left guard, starting 38 of 39 possible games since redshirting in 2010. He signed with South Carolina as a highly regarded prep, turning down North Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee and others to play for coach Steve Spurrier.
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08/09/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: AJ Cann, G, Sr. - South Carolina...Cann, a 6-4, 311-pounder from Bamberg, S.C., has made a team-leading 38 career starts at the left guard position. He has been named to several preseason All-America squads. - South Carolina football

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