Today, in our going through the undrafted rookies, we turn to the two long snappers. I focus on both of them because typically there are no highlights or stats to pull up for long snappers. Their measurables aren't all that important, either. What is important is that they consistently deliver a perfect snap to the punter or the kick holder.
Arizona signed two undrafted rookie long snappers. With the retirement of Mike Leach, they need to find one. It is safe to say it is highly likely one of these two players will be on the final roster after training camp.
One is Portland State's Kameron Canaday, while the other is Campbell's Daniel Dillon.
Canaday is 6-4 and 245 pounds. He played in 41 games for the Vikings and was named an FCS third team All-American following his senior season. A Eugene, OR native, Canaday was the Vikings long snapper for four seasons (2012-15) and had three special teams tackles and one fumble recovery.
Dillon is 6-3 and 235 pounds. He played in 43 career games at Campbell University, serving as the long snapper for four seasons. He had seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams and helped the Camels rank as one of the top special teams units in the FCS. In 2015, Dillon played in all 11 games and was honorable mention All-Pioneer League while also being named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll four times in his career.
The Cardinals did their homework with Canaday, bringing him in twice in the pre-draft process. When he came out of high school, he was considered the fifth-best long snapper in the country, so there's that.
Here are some "highlights." it is good to see both of these guys make special teams plays. Leach did that quite well in addition to delivering a perfect snap every time.
And here are some for Dillon.