Draft Rewind 2014: Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about AARON DONALD: Pittsburgh, 6006 285 4.68. Three-year starter. An undersized but productive interior under tackle in a 4-3 scheme. He plays all over the Panthers’ front looking for the best match up. Sudden off the ball and up the field. Good lateral quickness and effort to finish. A slippery leverage player. Works hard every play from snap to whistle. Always puts in a good day’s work. Good flexibility to dip and bend. Winner of the Bednarik Award (best defensive player), Lombardi Award (best lineman), Outland Trophy (best interior lineman) and Nagurski Award (best defensive player), unanimous All-American, ACC Defensive Player of Year, first team All- ACC after leading the nation with 26.5 tackles for lost yardage (2.2 per game). One of the most productive players in this draft class. An active player who plays low with heavy hands. He can do well at the next level in the right scheme. Shows great instincts and an ability to quickly diagnose plays. Has a great burst on first step and shoots gaps with explosive quickness. Very effective in backside pursuit down the line. Uses his incredible quickness to rush the passer, but is also a capable bull rusher. Uses a variety of moves and utilizes a dangerous swim move. Shows good hand usage to shed blocks or keep blockers at bay and move down the line of scrimmage. Solid wrap-up tackler who does a good job of finding the ball when tackling and forcing fumbles. Has surprising strength for his size. Can beat double teams with his speed. 2013 stats: 59 T, 28.5 TFL, 11 sacks, 4 FF. Edge speed:left 1.90, right 1.98. OSR:6/43. First round. (A- 32 5/8, H-9 7/8, BP-35, 10-1.63).

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