Pat O'Donnell NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Chicago Bears P

Ryan McCrystal@@ryan_mccrystalFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2014

Miami punter Pat O'Donnell kicks during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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Pat O'Donnell, P, Miami (Fla.) (HT: 6'4⅛", WT 220 lbs)

Chicago Bears

Sixth Round: 191st Pick

Combine Weigh-In
HeightWeightArmsHands
6'4"220 lbs.32 1/2"9 3/4"
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Combine Workout
40-Yard DashBench PressVerticalBroad Jump
4.64 seconds23 reps30.5"DNP
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Positives

  • Impressive leg strength and can flip the field when pinned deep in own territory. 
  • Primary kickoff specialist during his time at Miami and Cincinnati
  • Also worked as holder for field goal unit. 
  • A good all-around athlete and has the build to remain durable. 
  • Capable of making some tackles as the last line of defense on punt returns. 

 

Negatives

  • Inconsistent accuracy on coffin corner attempts. 
  • Struggles with hang time consistency, especially on shorter directional attempts. 
  • Approach is somewhat slow and deliberate, giving defense an opportunity for blocks. 
Collegiate Statistics
YearSchoolPuntsYds/PuntTouchbacksInside 20
2009Cincinnati737.902
2010Cincinnati5241.9516
2011Cincinnati6343.8826
2012Cincinnati5941.8623
2013Miami (Fla.)5347.1919
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Personal Notes

  • Played four years at Cincinnati then transferred to Miami as a graduate student for one season. 
  • Transferred to Miami to be closer to his father who had been diagnosed with cancer. 
  • First-team All-Big East in 2011 at Cincinnati. 

Chart created at nces.ed.gov

 

Overall

O'Donnell needs to develop the finesse of his game, but he has the raw leg strength to earn him a shot at the next level. His ability to contribute as a kickoff specialist could also make him intriguing to certain teams. 

 

Draft Projection: 7th round