Needs to get stronger, can play with leverage, but isn't real heavy handed and can be rocked and overwhelmed at the point of attack. Struggles to stick to blocks through the play and can get sloppy with his hand placement. However, looks comfortable being patient on his punch, is very smooth with his footwork and can slide laterally in space.
Isn't a real physical in-line guy and isn't going to drive anyone off the football. However, quickly is able to get around blocks in the run game, works his feet to eliminate on contact and can seal.
Impression: Needs to get stronger in order to hold up vs. the bull rush. However, it's his coordination, bend and above-average range that I think gives him a chance. I like him a lot more than a lot of those other developmental gifted athletes who don't have a clue about technique."
Positive: Tall, athletic lineman with developmental potential. Sets with a wide base, displays better than average footwork and moves well on his feet. Keeps his feet moving, effectively adjusts to pass rushers, and works to keep defenders in front of him. Plays with good lean and quick getting out to the second level and sealing linebackers from the action.
Negative: Shows minimal strength at the point of attack and gets little movement run blocking. Possesses a tall and slender build.
Analysis: Donahue is a well sized prospect with growth potential. He E(TM)s a college left tackle who can be stashed on a practice squad with the hopes of developing him in the future as a potential backup."
Strengths: Good size and wingspan. Has experience at guard and tackle. Solid run blocker.
Weaknesses: Footwork and hand technique need improvement in pass protection. Lacks elite speed, tends to be beaten by speed rush. Plays to upright, needs to bend knees.