Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: A.J. Cann


As we continue to look at possible targets for the Buffalo Bills when they are on the clock at the 50th overall pick, and assuming that the Buffalo Bills are able to officially sign Charles Clay, we will continue to look at offensive lineman at this point.  

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The next possible offensive lineman that falls into the range for the Buffalo Bills is OG A.J. Cann out of South Carolina.

Cann comes out with a draft grade of 5.84 which puts him in the category of having a chance to start in the NFL.  He was a full-time, four year starter at South Carolina, with a total of 51 starts.  He only missed one start and that was back in 2012.  He started all of the games as a left tackle.

Some of his strengths and weaknesses as per NFL.com’s draft tracker player profiles are…

"Comes off the ball with low pad level and plays with good knee bend. Has a thick frame and maintains a wide base. Rarely bull-rushed. Pins defender effectively when down-blocking. Displays natural upper-body strength and powerful hands.Must improve at gathering himself and engaging target on second level. Catch-and-push pass protector who needs to flash a more authoritative punch rather than lean. Gets weight too far out in front, causing him to lose balance in pass pro.– NFL.com"

A.J. Cann is a player that has some technique issues that stem within the pass blocking game.  He is a stud when it comes to the running game and this is the major area where the Buffalo Bills need help.  He can be coached to improve on the pass blocking game, but with the run blocking already in his system, it is almost a no brainer that if A.J. Cann is available at number 50, the Buffalo Bills need to jump on him and bring him to play in between Cordy Glenn and Eric Wood.

"He is best-suited to a power scheme. Cann has the plug-and-play traits that could make him an instant starter.– NFL.com"

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