Canfield saw the field quite a bit for a freshman, playing in the final eight games of the season, including three starts for the Bearcats. He has been entrenched on the interior since his sophomore season, spending time at both guard spots along the way. Canfield earned All Big East 2nd team honors each of the past two seasons.
Canfield is nasty on the field. He is out there to hit people and will do whatever it takes to drag them to the turf. He is as tough as they come and is strong at the point of attack. In the running game he shows the ability to lock on to a defender and clear out space in the running game. That strength also helps him in the passing game because he is able to neutralize an opponents momentum upfield with his hand punch. He plays with good balance and has good quickness in a short area. His strength allows him to jolt the defender and keep himself between him and his quarterback.
While Canfield is a solid pass blocker, it is because of his technique, not his natural athleticism. He is only an average athlete and is not the best blocker at getting out in space and picking up targets.
Canfield is a solid guard prospect with the ability to become a starter in the NFL. He could have trouble if he is asked to get out and pull, but if he is drafted by a team that allows him to play in a small area and do his job, Canfield can be a quality run and pass blocker.