Patriots draft Marcus Cannon

Updated: April 30, 2011, 6:24 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In selecting TCU offensive lineman Marcus Cannon with their initial fifth-round pick (138th overall), the New England Patriots get a player with early-round skills but who fell in the draft because of medical concerns.

The 6-foot-5, 358-pound Cannon was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The success rate for beating this form of cancer is more than 90 percent.

"At first it just came at an exam at the [NFL] combine," he said. "One of the teams ...

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