The 6’1, 220 pound O’Daniel was a linebacker at Clemson, where he played four seasons after redshirting in 2013. He is projected to be an inside-the-box-safety or linebacker/safety hybrid in the NFL. He won a national championship with Clemson in 2016.
He attended high school and played football at Good Counsel in Olney, where he was a running back and linebacker. As a senior he was named the Montgomery Sentinal’s Offensive Player of the Year and the Gazette’s Montgomery County Player of the Year. That year he also made the Washington Post’s All-Met First Team.
He graduated from Clemson with a degree in parks, recreation, and tourism management.
Good luck in the NFL, Dorian!
Below you’ll see Dorian O’Daniel with current Chiefs player Kendall Fuller on FaceTime with a Chiefs reporter after the selection was made. O’Daniel and Fuller were teammates at Good Counsel and will now be reunited in the NFL.