After yet another 8-8 season that fell short of expectations, the Cowboys aim to improve their roster through the draft. With the 16th pick, the team hopes to select a player who will be an immediate contributor and help the Cowboys for years to come. Here is a look one of five prospects who may make sense for Dallas:
Position: Defensive Tackle
Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh #87
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Comments: Donald gets the most out of his small frame and works hard to do so, but how much more does he have to give? The biggest concern with Donald is that he’s already...
On Tuesday, Pittsburgh defensive lineman Aaron Donald joined analyst Daniel Jeremiah and Curtis Conway in the NFL Network studios to discuss his sensational 2013 season and upcoming visits.
Donald, who considers himself a "well-rounded football player", said he's already had a pre draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I met with the Steelers just to meet with...
The New York Giants gave their defense a dramatic overhaul through the NFL’s free-agency period, but they shouldn’t be finished yet. With the departure of Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph, their once-heralded defensive line is lacking and must be addressed immediately.
Fortunately, the G-Men are slotted with the 12th pick in the 2014 draft, in prime position to make another big...
Name: Aaron Donald
2010 Stats: 8 Solo Tackles, 3 Assisted, 3 TFL, 2 Sacks, and 2 Pass Deflections
2011 Stats: 22 Solo Tackles, 25 Assisted, 16 TFL, 11 Sacks, 1 FF, and 4 Pass Deflection
2012 Stats: 42 Solo Tackles, 22 Assisted, 18.5 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 1 FF, and 2 Pass Deflections
2013 Stats: 43 Solo Tackles...
Aaron Donald has always faced the adversity of being the smaller guy amongst the giants. Growing up he played fullback, but said defense was always near and dear to his heart. I rather give a punishment out than take it, laughed Donald talking about the transition from offense to defense. In 2013, Donald walked the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Nation's Most Outstanding Defens...
Perhaps Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly put it best when he said, Aaron Donald is a one-man wrecking crew....the All-America candidate was one of the most disruptive defensive lineman in college football...named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association...leads the nation in tackles for loss (2.2 per game), while...
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman.
Donald was presented with the award during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.
The senior becomes the second winner from Pittsburgh, joining offensive tackle Mark May in 1980. Donald is the third defensive tackle to win in the last decade.
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013
Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the defensive player of the year in college football.
He also won the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman, earlier Thursday evening during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. It capped a big week for Donald, who took home the Bronko Nagurski award this week as the...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013
Running late on this, I know.
On Monday Aaron Donald picked up the first of what has an excellent chance at being several more awards for everything he did this past season.
The Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation’s top college defensive player.
The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald was presented the award at a ceremony Monday night in Charlotte...