Dohnovan West

Dohnovan West

  • Height
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
  • Weight
  • Arm
  • Speed
OC Combine Averages
  • Height
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
  • Arm
    32 1/2
  • Speed
Nathan Pratt - Scout
Dohnovan West
  • Overall Rank
  • Position Rank
  • Position
  • Age
    21.1 Years
  • Team


Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Knockdowns
2019 13 13 6 3 19
2020 4 4 0 1 2
2021 12 12 1 0 5


Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Adequate height and weight with a frame that could add another 10lbs. Did not miss a single game in his 3 years as a starter. Played 788/836 snaps on Offense in 2021.

  • Size
  • Length
  • Frame/Durability
Grade 6.7


Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Adequate Toughness and Instincts - Identifies and quickly attacks any stunts twists or delayed rushers. Scans for work and helps without exposing the middle of the line and can quickly commit and assist with other DL when he has identified there are no other rushers coming through. Seemed to get injured in the 4th Quarter during the BYU game in 2021 but played through it and did not show a noticeable drop off in performance after.

  • Toughness
  • Instincts
  • Effort/Motor
Grade 6.3


Does he have the athletic traits you want?

West is an Adequate athlete who shows it off by being able to snap and reach a 3-Tech with his explosive first step and adequate short area quickness reaching the outside shoulder does not appear to be an issue for him. His consistency with it needs to improve but he has demonstrated and ability to do so. His speed is average and it is shown when he is asked to block in space on screens as he struggles getting to the LBs before they get to the runner. He has shown average bend and will at times have a lower pad level than the defender he is up against. Consistency in his bend seems to be his biggest issue as he has demonstrated good leverage and pad level at times. Can handle big strong defenders and this especially is shown when they attempt to bullrush him as he drops his hips and maintains a sturdy pocket for his QB. Also demonstrates his strength on run plays, as he has shown an ability to drive defenders out of their gaps or turn them horizontally.

  • Explosiveness
  • Speed
  • Body Control
  • Flexibility/Bend
  • Change of Direction
  • Play Strength
Grade 5.7


Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Block - Demonstrates an ability to mirror and match a defender while showing good and proper hand placement on the defenders chest while also being able to reset his hands quickly when he gets his hands moved off the defender. Assists his other OL when he has no threats and can quickly get the defender stalled. When bullrushed his above the line anchor is put on display as he can quickly drop his hips and dig into the ground to stall the defender and not give up a lot of ground. Will also use his long arms to stall defenders and keep them away from his chest. His feet will stall upon contact and if the play extends he will let off the defender and allow them to get past him. His punch also needs to improve as he doesn’t seem to get enough power behind his punches to shock and stall defenders consistently. Run Block – Can dig into defenders and create movement with his good leg drive and strength on duo blocks. Showed his ability to get onto defenders quickly and turn them horizontally on reach blocks creating clear lanes for his runners. Very rarely seen falling or losing his balance while engaged with defenders as well. Can pull on counters and power runs but will struggle getting to the second level on screens. Does not show a lot of aggression while blocking and while he has shown enough strength and drive to finish defenders his attitude needs to improve to consistently finish and pancake defenders.

  • Pass Block
  • Run Block
  • Strike
  • Second Level
  • Pulling/Space Play
  • Anchor
  • Footwork
  • Play Temperament
Grade 5.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1


What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
West finishes his ASU career earning a Second Team Pac 12 Center. Versatility was one of his strongest assets as he had starts at all 3 interior OL while finally settling in at center his last year at ASU. Going into the NFL he has the experience and ability to play all 3 positions on the inside which will immediately be attractive and useful for NFL teams. West will fit well with any offense but will especially be strong in a quick passing downhill rushing team that allows him to use his explosiveness to quick set anchor and lock out pass rushers in the pass game while generating push and movement on duo blocks in the run game. He is a Mid Round 2 to Round 3 pick and can start from day 1. While he may never be a perennial all pro player or pro bowler, he should earn a few pro bowls in his career and ultimately be a rock-solid starter that an NFL team knows they can rely on.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs USC
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Zero Pressure allowed, Consistent movement and wins in run game
  • iconWorst Game
  • at BYU
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • 2.8% Pressure rate, consistently beaten in run game
Best Trait
Pass Protection vs Bullrushers
Pro Comparison
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