Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Patrick O'Connor

Defensive end
School: Eastern Michigan | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 275 | 40: 4.87 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.26
Projected Round
7-FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter who had a medical redshirt in 2015 due to a shoulder injury. Named first Team All-MAC as a senior after posting 42 tackles (14.5 for loss) and 8.5 sacks. Had 64 tackles (14 for loss) and 7.5 sacks as a junior.
Pos: 
Nice-sized pass rusher who was very productive on the college level. Plays with terrific balance, rarely off his feet and shows great skill rushing the edge. Tough, resilient and plays much faster than his 40 time. Works his hands to protect himself and displays good change of direction and lateral movement skills. Occasionally stands up over tackle and consistently finds a way to make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
Neg: 
Lacks great first-step quickness. Average strength at the point and is easily knocked from his angle or stymied by opponents. Possesses more of a short burst of speed which he does not sustain.
Analysis: 
O’Connor was a disruptive force on the college level and offers solid size as well as growth potential. He’s a late-round choice who could eventually develop into a productive lineman in a four-man front as he completes his game.