Pat O'Donnell Playing The Wrong Position

Pat O'Donnell, the Most Athletic Guy on the Field Playing the Least Athletic Position

Pat O'Donnell is a punter out of the University of Miami who was drafted in the 6th round by the Chicago Bears. He has a big leg, averaging 47.1 yards per punt his senior year, and he will likely be the starting punter for the Bears this year.

But O'Donnell has so much more to offer than just kicking a ball really high!

An absolute athletic freak, he tore up the NFL Combine. Measuring a solid 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, O'Donnell had 23 reps on the Bench Press (more than Jadeveon Clowney), ran a 4.64 40-Yard Dash (faster than Khalil Mack) and had a solid 30.5" Vertical Jump (the same as Zach Ertz).

Sure, O'Donnell can boom punts. But for this beast to be on the field for only a few plays per game is a downright travesty. He went stride for stride with Earl Thomas (who runs a 4.43 40-Yard Dash) on a touchdown-saving tackle in the pre-season, and he even forced a fumble in college! We would love to see O'Donnell put his athleticism to good use in a position like wide receiver or outside linebacker.

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