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

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)
Wilfredo Lee
Ryan McCrystalFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2014

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"
NFL.com
Combine Workout
40-Yard DashBench PressVerticalBroad Jump
4.64 seconds23 reps30.5"DNP
NFL.com

 

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
hurricanesports.com

 

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

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