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Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald
The good: Fantastic combination of strength and quickness at the snap. A team should want a unique quality in a first round pick, and his combination of those two things is rare.
The bad: The majority opinion seems to be he’s tailor made for a 4-3 front and the Titans are moving to a 3-4. He’s “only” 6-foot-1 and 285 pounds.
Room for him: Even if he fits in the 3-4 front as a three-technique, that’s what Jurrell Casey is best at. So would the Titans be putting themselves in a situation with two guys who are too similar if they picked Donald?
How ESPN.com’s resident scout, Matt Williamson, sees him fitting with the Titans: “Donald is one of my favorite players in this draft, and not just because he is from Pitt. But the Titans are going to more of a 3-4 scheme and Donald just isn't a fit for that scheme. If the Titans drafted Donald, they would pretty much only be using him as a sub package interior pass-rusher.”
Positives from our scouting report: Rates as exceptional in production, intangibles, pass-rush skills and quickness (hands/feet). “Exceptional competitor. Outstanding football character and football intelligence. Self-motivator. Best practice player coaches have been around. Has developed into a film junkie and is learning how to transfer what he learns in film study to the field.”
Negatives from our scouting reports: Rates as average in height-weight-speed. “Thick bubble, broad upper body. Longer arms (32 5/8') and bigger hands (9 7/8') for frame -- both on par with five-year combine average at DT. Also has elite speed (4.68 combine 40) for size/position.”
Likelihood in my eyes he’s available at No. 11: High.