Garret Dooley

Wisconsin
EDGE

Prospect Info

College
Wisconsin
Hometown
Class
Rochester, IL
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
248 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.8u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
21
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
121.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
--
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.28
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Dooley was a star player in Illinois before heading north to play for the Badgers in 2013. The four-star recruit was a top-20 inside linebacker prospect after making 132 tackles, 18 for loss, 14.5 sacks as a junior (while also piling up 1,900 total yards of offense and 37 touchdowns). He could not get on the field early in his Wisconsin career, though, because of the team's depth at the position. Dooley redshirted in 2013, did not play in 2014, and only played in 11 games as a reserve the next year (three tackles). When future fourth-round pick Vince Biegel went down due to injury during the 2016 season, Dooley got his chance. He started two contests that year, played in all 14, and made 40 tackles (6.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks). He became one of the Badgers' defensive leaders after Jack Cichy was ruled out for the 2017 season due to injury.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
PFA
Overview
Tight-hipped, straight line mover with athletic limitations that could prevent him from becoming a productive NFL talent. Dooley combines good play strength and above average hand usage to take advantage of lesser tackles, but his lack of height and length may neutralize those assets against NFL competition across from him.
Strengths
  • He gets things done in the weight room
  • Well built with good musculation throughout
  • Hands are heavy and violent
  • Like most Wisconsin edge talent, he's skilled with his hands
  • Able to tug tackles off-balance with strong punch-and-pull technique
  • Plays with desired competitive spirit at the point of attack
  • Strong enough to play off of blocks and make the tackle when he keeps his frame clean
  • Creates some initial push with his speed-to-power conversion as a rusher
  • Able to generate some bend around the corner when given the opportunity to rush from wider approach angle
Weaknesses
  • Just one year as a full-time starter
  • Hips are tight and he lacks desired athletic traits
  • Doesn't play with necessary bend or agility for effective recovery when beaten early in a block
  • Plays with a narrow base that creates inconsistent contact balance when attacked on an angle
  • Rush speed is monotonous
  • Doesn't have get-off to threaten the edge
  • Production benefitted by scheme that featured run stunts and twists
  • Doesn't have the hips or upper body turn to flip around the corner as a rusher

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GRADE
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