Dorian O'Daniel

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Dorian O'Daniel
No. 44 – Kansas City Chiefs
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-04) September 4, 1994 (age 25)
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Our Lady of Good Counsel
(Olney, Maryland)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 100
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-ACC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Total tackles:40
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

Dorian O'Daniel (born September 4, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.[1]

Professional career[edit]

O'Daniel attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. On March 15, 2018, he attended Clemson's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. O'Daniel also attended meetings and private workouts with multiple teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, and Buffalo Bills.[2][3][4] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, O'Daniel was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the sixth best outside linebacker prospect in the draft by and was ranked the 11th best outside linebacker by Scouts Inc.[5][6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
31 18 in
(0.79 m)
9 in
(0.23 m)
4.61 s 1.64 s 2.71 s 4.07 s 6.64 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

The Kansas City Chiefs selected O'Daniel in the third round (100th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. O'Daniel was the 13th linebacker drafted in 2018.[8]

External video
Chiefs draft Dorian O'Daniel 100th overall
2018 NFL Draft Profile: Dorian O'Daniel

On May 30, 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs signed O'Daniel to a four-year, $3.34 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $761,516.[9]


  1. ^ "Canonsburg product Dorian O'Daniel will face Alabama in the College Football Playoff". Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Hartman, Jeff (April 7, 2018). "Steelers host Clemson LB Dorian O'Daniel for official pre-draft visit". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Clemson LB Dorian O'Daniel visiting Texans". April 4, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Report: Bills to meet with special teams star Dorian O'Daniel". April 5, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dorian O'Daniel, DS #6 OLB, Clemson". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Dorian O'Daniel- ESPN". Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Dorian O'Daniel". National Football League. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chiefs pick OLB Dorian O'Daniel out of Clemson in third round". April 27, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  9. ^ " Dorian O'Daniel contract". Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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