Dylan Donahue, who graduated from Billings West in 2011, was invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 28-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the home of the Colts.
Donahue began his college career at Palomar College in San Marcos, California, and spent his last two collegiate years at West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. In 2016, he racked up a school- and Gulf South-record 13.5 sacks while finishing as UWG’s all-time leader in sacks with 25.5. He was selected the Gulf South Conference defensive player of the year and was a first-team all-Gulf South selection.
Donahue was selected to the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-America Football team. The former Golden Bear finished fourth in nationwide balloting for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year Award.
Donahue is listed at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds and will compete at the Combine as a defensive end.
NFL.com listed Donahue’s strengths: “His footwork and lateral quickness puts him in position to go make a play. Uses slaps and chops to batter a tackle’s punch and gain advantage on the edge. Comes off snap low and with good burst. Has flexible hips and good overall bend in lower half to unleash a more dynamic pass rush attack. Relentless forward charge that leads to second effort sacks and tackles. Pursuit continues down the field. Finds ball quickly and works to shed and tackle on time. Has range and athletic traits to transition to outside linebacker spot quickly. Posted monster production at West Georgia against run and pass. Comes from NFL bloodlines.”
Donahue’s father, Mitch, was a two-time…