Donald’s Rise

Donald is a top-tier draft prospect.

Former Pitt Panthers DT Aaron Donald soared up draft boards in the past few months. His strong Scouting Combine performance (35 bench reps/4.68 40-yard dash) and overall athleticism has overshadowed his size.

AP Photo/Michael Conroy
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Standing at a 6’1″, 285-pound frame, Donald’s size is a cause of concern for NFL teams. While defensive tackles such as Ndamukong Suh (6’4″, 307) have dominated modern NFL trenches, Donald’s physical ability will enable him success on Sundays.

Donald consistently drew double teams from elite college oppositions, including the reigning National Champion Florida State team. If Donald to occupies offensive linemen in the NFL, other defenders will have prodigious blitz lanes.

In our latest mock, Donald lands with the Chicago Bears (14th overall pick). Several mocks have Donald taken off as early as the seventh overall pick (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

In an era where speed and power have dominated tangible measurements, Donald will have a plethora of teams anxiously waiting to call his name on Draft day.

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