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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Donovan Jennings, OT, USF

Jennings has the requisite lower-body agility/flexibility, foot quickness, hand placement, and power base to hold his own against speed & power pass pushers, alike. Presents plus processing skills, functional athleticism, and play temperament.
Donovan Jennings has the requisite lower-body agility/flexibility, foot quickness, hand placement, and power base to hold his own against speed & power pass pushers. Check out this scouting report from Ryan Vidales of the Hula Bowl.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Devon Ellies, #91
School (Code)South Florida (FLSO)
DOB, Class Yr11/24/1999, Graduate Student
Height, Weight6050, 312
40 Yd Dash5.38
Position/DepthLT, #1
Honors/Captainship2021 All-AAC Second Team (Athlon)
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games Watched@ALUN, @TNMS, PATE, @TXSN, NCCR
Scout Name / DateRyan Vidales 11/28/23

Per Year Stats

20239 GP (9 GS)
20224 GP (4 GS)
202112 GP (12 GS)
20207 GP (7 GS) 
201910 GP (8 GS)
201812 GP (4 GS)

Player Summary:

Veteran left tackle who has appeared in 54 games, including 44 starts, over his six seasons at South Florida. Suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 of the 2022 season, which allowed him to utilize a medical redshirt to retain an additional year of eligibility. Reclaimed his starting Left Tackle position in Alex Golesh’s first season as Head Coach at USF. Offers a wide, broad frame and a substantial power base. Boasts medial physical traits for the tackle spot. Operates with fluid ankle/knee bend and great balance & body control in his pass set. Possesses quality lateral agility and a nimble kick step to beat EDGE rushers to the apex of the arc. His elbows stay inward and he strikes with heavy, sticky hands at the POA. Displays proficient hand placement in pass protection; Has the reactionary athleticism and lower-body agility to thwart counter moves. Also adjusts well to twists and pre-snap stunts using quick feet, sharp mental instincts, and adept processing skills. Can anchor against a bull rush, but tends to get moved off his spot when loses the leverage battle against high-level power rushers. Exhibits robust play strength, competitive toughness, and a constant motor to move defenders in the run game. Less consistent with his hat + hand placement as a run blocker. He rolls his hips through contact to finish blocks but is not a road grader. Decent initial quickness and adequate punch location cause issues when down-blocking against slanting defensive ends. Post-foot mobility is slightly delayed against inside moves. Flashes capable functional athleticism & mobility to pull across the LOS on T counters from the backside. Play speed is moderate; COD in the second level is average at best. Has the SAQ to remain at the tackle spot at the next level. Also has the size, athleticism, and toughness to slide inside if necessary.

Scheme Fit:

Swing tackle in a pass-heavy offensive system

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Power Statement:

Jennings has the requisite lower-body agility/flexibility, foot quickness, hand placement, and power base to hold his own against speed & power pass pushers, alike. Presents plus processing skills, functional athleticism, and play temperament.

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