Dorian O’Daniel – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Dorian O'Daniel

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Clemson 6 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 215 4.69 6'0 223 31 1/8 9

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.61 32 9'11 21 6.64 4.07

Overview:

O’Daniel finished his career at Clemson, where he played in 56 career games, had 205 tackles, 28.0 for loss, 8.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has good height, he has good speed, and is a tackling machine. He has good instincts, and is a tough nosed player. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is very physical, he is a good cover linebacker, and a hard hitter He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He also uses his speed to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier. On the other hand, he is not known as a sack specialist, he is at a disadvantage when lined up on a speedy wide receiver, and he a bit on the light side. With that said, I see O’Daniel being a late round pick.

Strengths:

Has good size height wise

Has good speed

Very experienced

A tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Has good instincts

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

Very physical

A relentless defender

A good cover LB

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

A hard hitter

Does a good job of breaking up passes

Uses his speed to get through the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier

Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known as a big sack guy

Is at disadvantage when lined up on a speedy WR

A bit on the light side to play LB in the NFL

Career Stats:

Games Played: 56

Tackles: 205

Tackles For Loss: 28.0

Sacks: 8.5

Interceptions: 3

Pass Breakups: 7

Forced Fumbles: 1

Fumbles Recovered: 2