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Road to the NFL Draft / A.J. Cann

Position: Guard

School: South Carolina

Combine measurements: 6-foot-3, 313 pounds

Combine stats: Bench press: 26 reps.

Career stats: 51 starts in 52 career games.

Draft projection: Second round.

Lowdown: A captain as a senior, Cann started the second-most games in program history. He was named to the All-Southeastern Conference first team in 2014, as well as being named a first-team All-American by Sporting News, and He was a second-team All-American selection by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated. … Projects best as a left guard in a power scheme. … Needs to clean up technique in pass protection. … Skipped the Senior Bowl because of a knee injury and on-field workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine because of a calf injury, but neither injury is expected to impact his 2015 season. … Took a mission trip to Israel in the summer before his senior season.

They said it: “Cann, I think he could go early to late second round. He may not be the first guard taken. It could be Laken Tomlinson from Duke, but he is certainly going to be one of the top two.” – ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

— Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 45 draft prospects in 45 days leading up the the NFL Draft, which begins April 30.

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