• Ohio State
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
    Signed - 12/21/2022

Kayden McDonald

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 310

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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/24/2022

Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst


4-7 Round Day 3

Possesses ideal size at 6-foot-3 and 300-pounds plus, possesses limited growth potential to add additional weight to frame. Displays good athletic ability as an interior defensive lineman, showing the ability to play multiple positions on the defensive line.

Exhibits good quick twitch explosiveness off the line of scrimmage with an excellent first step. Nimble for his size, possessing good initial foot and body quickness. Can with speed, quickness, and power off the line of scrimmage. Flashes heavy hands at the point of attack, in addition to good play strength, showing the ability to penetrate consistently behind the line of scrimmage. Possesses the frame and the ability to anchor the run while also adding some pass-rush ability as an interior lineman.

Projects as a one technique in a 4-3 defense with the ability to offer some position versatility along the defensive line if needed. Forceful prospect that has the ability to impact the run and pass as an interior lineman and projects to a Power Five multi-year starter with the ability to outperform his current projection.

Athletic Background

2021: As a junior, totaled tackles – 62 of which were for a loss – and 20 sacks. Also credited with 15 quarterback hurries and three pass breakups. Caught a touchdown pass, as well. Named Touchdown Club of Gwinett’s Defensive Player of the Year.

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