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2014 Chicago Bears Draft Picks: Bears select Miami Punter Pat O'Donnell in the 6th round

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With the 191st pick in the 2014 Draft, the Chicago Bears select...

Pat O'Donnell, Punter, Miami  (6'4, 220 lbs)

nfl.com Draft Profile

Pros:

  • Good leg strength
  • 4-year starter
  • Holds kicks
  • Dedicated to punting, and learning his game
  • Is people, too
Cons:
  • Hang time issues
  • Could improve placement
  • Thinks too much

Overall, a good punt prospect.   Really affected the field position for Miami. Can easily compete for the punting job, but has a lot of work to continue doing to get to that point.  You would expect to see him make the field, if only because they use a draft pick on him, but will be contending against the likes of Drew Butler and others.

From our Hurricane's site, State of the U:

He's not your typical punter.  He is also an athlete. O'Donnell was clocked in the 40 at 4.68.  Not that important for a guy who won't be doing much running, but indicative of the kind of athlete who can takes his craft seriously.

Oh yeah he can also bench a max of 370 pounds and does 23 reps of 225.

This past year he set the single season Miami record with an average of 47.1 yards per punt.  He also showed great touch putting 17 inside the 20.

Additionally he handled Miami's kick off duties. No official stat for touchbacks in College Football is available, but O'Donnell had plenty enough leg to kick a high percentage of kickoffs out of the end zone this past year.

Sure, sounds good.  Let's keep going!