Photo of Sean Donnelly
Grade
5.16 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'8" Height
  • 297LBS. Weight

Overview

Three-year starter for the Green Wave.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.59 and 5.49 seconds
Vertical jump: 26 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 8 inches
Short shuttle: 4.84 seconds
3-cone: 8.4 seconds
Bench: 19 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Quick feet in pass sets. Keeps feet moving throughout the snap and has quickness to set to edge speed. Patient with punch and lands a high percentage of them. Strong hands to sustain. Able to snatch defender in run game or pass pro and ride the bull for as long as he needs to in order to win the block. Tough, with tenacious play demeanor through the whistle. Works to keep defender centered on his block and has athleticism to get out in space. Takes accurate angles to second-level blocks and understands timing of his combo blocks. Processes twists and stunts quickly and responds in a positive manner. Brings his feet with him when redirecting back inside to wash down inside moves.

Weaknesses

Flat­-pants body type with a lack of bubble and power in his lower body. Unable to generate consistent push at point of attack. Needs weight-­room work to improve drive blocking. Needs to calm feet as they get frenetic at times. Narrows base in run game and pass pro. There are concerns about his field discipline. Flagged for three 15­-yard penalties last season and has nine holding penalties and 14 false starts over the last two seasons. Will get caught leaning in pass pro when he believes opponent is stronger.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I liked Donnelly, and went to bat for him and got crushed in our meeting room. We will see if I'm right or the big boys in the room are right." -- AFC South scout

NFL Comparison

Ricky Wagner

Bottom Line

Has size and foot quickness to be swing tackle who can play either tackle spot and handle himself in pass protection. Donnelly relies on footwork and positioning over power to get his man blocked in the running game and he could struggle against power unless he improves his core strength. His functional movement, ability to sustain blocks and tenacity give him a shot at becoming a starter at some point. NFL offensive line coaches will wear him out if he doesn't find a way to play with better discipline and avoid penalties.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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