Dylan Donahue – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Dylan Donahue

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB West Georgia 49 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 243 4.73 6'3 248 30 1/4 9

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.75 29.5 9'8 26 7.02 4.46

Overview:

Donahue was highly productive at West Georgia, where he played in 23 games, had 119 tackles, a whopping 37.5 for loss, and 25.5 sacks, proving to be a sack machine. He has good size, he is a sure fire tackler, he is a solid pass rusher, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback. He also has good speed, is a hard hitter, he does a good job of plowing his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback, he is a tough nosed player, and gets by the offensive tackles with ease. He played defensive end at West Georgia, but he is a bit too small, so I think he will be best suited as a 3-4 outside linebacker, and playing as a lower level school may be seen as a negative. With that said, I see Donahue being a day 3 pick, likely in the mid round area.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Sack machine

Did a great job of getting the backs and QB down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Has good size

A sure fire tackler

A solid pass rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

Has good speed

A hard hitter

Does a good job of plowing his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB

Gets by the offensive tackle with ease

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A tough nosed player

Weaknesses:

Played defensive end at West Georgia but he will likely have to switch to being a 3-4 OLB

Playing at such a lower level school may be seen as a negative

Career Stats:

Games Played: 23

Tackles: 119

Tackles For Loss: 37.5

Sacks: 25.5