Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 285
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Aaron Donald

School: Pittsburgh
Position: DT
Positive: Highly decorated defensive lineman and three-year starter at Pittsburgh. Senior totals included 59 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks. Also recorded 16 quarterback hurries and 4 forced fumbles. Totaled 18.5 tackles for loss as a junior. Posted 16 tackles for loss as well as 11 sacks during his sophomore campaign. Intense and athletic defensive line prospect whose draft stock is on the rise. Plays with great quickness, explosion, and leverage. Fires off the snap with a terrific first step. Plays with good pad level, keeping his feet and hands active throughout the action. Instinctive, quickly finds the ball, and plays through the whistle. Defeats opponents in a variety of ways and shows himself to be more than just a first-move lineman. Possesses an arsenal of moves to get around blockers as well as the power to run through them. Jolts opponents with violent hand punch. Disruptive force constantly behind the line of scrimmage. Easily changes direction to pursue the play down the line of scrimmage, and has a closing burst to the action. Plays with an aggressive attitude but at the same time is a smart lineman. Gives effort and gets results defending the run while also possessing a great deal of pass-rushing skill.
Negative: Lacks bulk and can be engulfed by larger opponents or out positioned from the play. Scheme limited.
Analysis: Donald had three highly productive seasons at Pittsburgh then performed brilliantly in the pre-draft process. He has size limitations but should be a premier 3-technique tackle at the next level with the ability to occasionally line up as a two-gap end. Entering the season as a late-round pick, expect Donald to fall somewhere in the middle of the first round this May.

Updated 4/28
RankRndNamePosYear
11stLaremy Tunsil
Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr