Scouting Report on Chris Donaldby Mike Farrell - 06/29/2006
Very athletic linebacker who has excellent speed and loves to hit. A running back on offense, on defense he has an endless motor and is a tireless worker. He takes on big men well and doesnâ€™t shy away from contact, but slashing to fill the gap is what makes him effective. Donald wraps up well and is a sure tackler, although he needs to worry less about the big hit and maintain form at the next level. Heâ€™s a very effective blitzer with a great first step and excellent pursuit ability. In coverage, Donald can turn and run well and plays solid in zone coverage. He reads the quarterbackâ€™s eyes well when he drops, although his ball skills need to improve. Donaldâ€™s athleticism allows him to make plays others canâ€™t.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.