Round 6 Pick 191 Chicago Bears Draft P Pat O'Donnell

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  1. The Benjamin

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    Pat O'Donnell

    Miami ACC
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    Drafted By: Bears

    Combine Results

    Grade

    5.1 ?
    • 4.64 SEC

      Top Performer
    • 23 REPS

      Top Performer
    • 30.5 INCH

      Top Performer
    Blue Star = Combine Top Performer

    • 6'4" Height
    • 32 1/2" Arm Length
    • 220LBS. Weight
    • 9 3/4" Hands
    Overview

    Was a three-year letterwinner in track and football as a Florida prep. Began his collegiate career at Cincinnati and punted in three games in 2009, recording seven punts for a 37.9-yard average with a long of 50 and two punts inside the 20-yard line, before redshirting with an undisclosed injury. Booted 52.41.9-L61-16 in '10. Was a first-team All-Big East selection in '11 after logging 63-43.8-L76-26 punting and 61 kickoffs for a 64.2-yard average and seven touchbacks. In '12, booted 59-41.8-L65-23 and 75-63.4-36 on kickoffs. Graduated from Cincinnati and transferred to Miami (Fla.) for his final season in '13. Set the Hurricanes' single-season record with a 47.1-yard-per-punt average after recording 53-47.1-L71-19 and 79-63.1-37 on kickoffs. Was also the holder on field goals and extra point attempts. Did 23 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine -- more than six tight ends, 19 running backs, 21 defensive linemen and all 37 wide receivers.
    Analysis

    Strengths

    Very good leg strength to drive the ball. Experienced four-year starter. Handles kickoffs and served as the holder on PATs. Dedicated to his craft and the game is important to him.
    Weaknesses

    Inconsistent hang time. Can improve placement and accuracy. Average athlete. Overly analytical and outthinks the game. Could stand to hone his mental toughness and learn to handle pressure.
    Draft Projection

    Round 7-Priority free agent
    Bottom Line

    Outstanding-sized, right-footed, two-step punter transferred from Cincinnati upon graduation to be closer to home and hone his own technique. Has the leg strength to compete for a job, but must continue to hone his control and improve his directional punting.
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    Since Butler is slightly better than Podlesh, I'm looking forward to this kid. Competition is always good.
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    Punter 6-4 220 lbs.

    Big Boy.
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    okay.... here is one I don't like. Why waste a pick on a punter
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    I like the concept of it but don't know anything about him. If he gets the starting gig and is an upgrade then I love it.
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    Must be running out of worthwhile LB and DB picks. A QB and P in six?
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    The way the report team is drooling over him, he sounds good...
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    Kronik sox is VERY happy!!! Very, very, very happy! Let's talk weapon at punter bitches!!!
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    With his Size he is almost an LB. Maybe he will change the image of punter flailing at the return man as they run by them. At 6-4 and 220 lbs and NFL network just said he benched 24 reps so he should be able to tackle somebody too.. Might be interesting if he can Punt too. lol
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    As long as he doesn't shank or pooch punt 20 yards, I am fine with this pick.
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    Sounds more like they're joking that we'd actually DRAFTED a punter when there are dozens of them out there to sign as UDFAs. I'm kind of with Mayock on this. How do you rate a punter unless that guy is just sooooooo much better than anyone else that it's a no brainer? I don't think this kid is.
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    What are our recent sixth rounders doing for us now? How many sixth rounders stick anywhere? Who else that we grab here could affect the game even close to as much as a guy who is one of the three key components to ST?
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    Kronik sox says he's happy then I'm good with it.

    Kronik was talking about a punter and I remember the kid from Miami being one of the ones listed. If he's worth having to someone who knows about him then I'm happy to have him on the team. I'm tired of Podlesh.
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    That's what I was saying. Not much left worth taking at any other position so we add some competition at #3 QB and P. Not like those spots are locked up.
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    Too true, can't really expect much more out of the 6th round. I mean we basically drafted a starter in the sixth with O'Donnel. How often do you get a starter in the sixth? Plus he holds for PAT's/FG's and can handle kickoff duties. The report says he's dedicated to his craft and loves the game. He's going to work his ass off.. I'm fine with him. Saw something about so many straight games with a 50+ yarder? That's pretty damn good. Plus he set records at the U. Once again, happy with this selection. Hell, happy with the whole draft. Curious what position they'll address in the 7th though.
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    http://www.dabears.com/threads/lets-talk-punter.2744/
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    B/c of Sox pointing out the need of a legit punter for the Bears I actually mocked a Punter in the 6th, this was the guy, and only b/c he's the highest rated punter coming out this year. It's a good pick up if he ends up being a long term answer.

    There is no LB that is going to stick in the 6th round, nor a DB, so why not take flyers on these guys?
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    Well, if we are going to spend a draft pick on a punter, we might as well get a BEASTLY one at 6'5 220. Apparently, he bench pressed more than ALL the wide receivers at the combine and like 15 DLine guys. Emery said he liked bigger... ha ha

    If he ends up being our starting day punter, well then great!

    Plus, Phil said yesterday that he's going to have plenty of opportunities to grab guys after all is said and done. I trust that a 6th round pick say at linebacker, won't have the chance to contribute nearly as much as somebody he has his eye or can grab in the next few months..
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    I'm really happy with this draft. We grabbed starter quality guys throughout and upgraded a multitude of positions even if it's just depth. Great draft. O'Donnel is a good pick in my opinion, if he's starter quality then why wouldn't you want to pick him up? He was projected 7th-UDFA so rather than use a pick on someone unlikely to contribute and risk someone else taking him before our 7th we grab the highest rated punter. Lovin it.
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