Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 2/21/12
The Patriots will be heading to the NFL Combine tomorrow, narrowing and widening their focus on the 2012 draft. They will be looking for offensive line help, with possible eyeballs on guards and on centers. Just wanted to throw out one quick tidbit that should help when figuring out the Patriots offensive line going forward. And it involves one of the most talked-about rookies. Marcus Cannon, who beat cancer and was a late-season addition for depth, will be considered a tackle, not a guard, moving forward, I’m told. This isn’t exactly breaking news or anything, and we won’t have to stop the imaginary presses. But Cannon’s intrigue continued all year, beginning when he slipped in the draft from a second-round talent to a fifth-round gamble because of his health situation. Fingers crossed, it worked out well. He was activated on Nov. 16 and ending up filling in at tackle when needed this season. And while he was a little rusty, the raw talent was there. (more…)
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