JoJo Domann NFL Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

NFL Draft Profile: JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska

Name: JoJo Domann

School: Nebraska

Year: rSr

Position: Outside Linebacker

Measurables: 6’1, 230 Ibs.

 

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General Info:

JoJo Domann has one of the longest, but most simplistic roads to the NFL draft. As a 3 star recruit, he attended Pine Creek Highschool. He made quite the name for himself as the 588th ranked national player and the Colorado Gatorade State Player of the Year. Despite his accolades, Domann was only given one official offer, and it was from Nebraska.

It took Domann a while to develop at Nebraska as he was redshirted due to injury, but once he did, he was able to be the star of the defense. He’s listed as an outside linebacker, but Domann plays everywhere other than nose tackle and on the boundary. Although, given how he’s played at every other position on defense throughout his six years at Nebraska, maybe he should get a shot at both of those positions too. Due to his production and hard work, he earned Second Team All-American and Second Team All-Big 10. His senior year was cut short due to a hand injury, but that shouldn’t pose any future problems. Now, he leaves Nebraska and enters the draft as a 24-year-old.

 

Positional Skills:

Strengths

Comparing JoJo Domann to other NFL players, he isn’t exactly a freak of nature, but he knows how to use his athleticism perfectly to become a playmaker. In coverage, Domann uses fluid hips and quick feet to stick to his player. If the ball is thrown at him, he is capable of using his body control and ball skills to either deflect or intercept the pass. He plays with no fear and makes offense players pay for thinking they can get around him or trying to prevent him from getting where he needs to go. There was one specific play where he flipped a tight end which is very impressive for the size comparison.

In addition to his athletic ability, nobody will ever question Domann’s willpower. He plays with 100% intensity every play while always looking for the turnover. It helps that Domann is incredibly intelligent. He deciphers plays before the offense figures out what they’re doing. This makes him extremely valuable in RPOs, play action, and zone coverage.

All of these skills combine to make Domann a prepared starter on day one. His age and experience have refined his abilities and he will be a versatile starter somewhere on an NFL defense. He is comparable to Jamal Adams due to his skill set, but he weighs a little more and might be better in coverage.

 

Weaknesses

The only obvious concerns about Domann are his ability to truly play the outside linebacker role in the NFL. He would be undersized and although he’s shown the ability to blitz past a lineman, it would be few and far between in the NFL. In the run game, he would be bullied at the next level.

Also, Domann will be twenty-five before he ever plays a snap in the NFL. That is extremely old for a prospect. For reference, Jaire Alexander and Chandon Sullivan are both 25 as well as they’re coming off their rookie contracts. Add multiple surgeries to fix injuries and a team has to wonder how long they will have Domann for.

 

Fit with the Packers:

JoJo Domann would be an amazing pick for the Packers in either the second or third round. He not only fills multiple positional needs, but he would be perfect in the Joe Barry defense. Whether Devondre Campbell is back or not, inside linebacker is a need. Unless somehow both Smith’s bros are back, then an outside linebacker will be a need. Domann fills both of those needs, and he can play the coveted star position. If Barry wants to drop Savage into the box, Domann could cover the safety position as well. He could be the glue connecting all the positions of the defense.

However, this is all based on the assumption that Aaron Rodgers will be back and the Packers are going all in 2022. If not, Domann’s age could present an issue. This is especially true with the Packers who like to draft young and raw. Domann is experienced and old. If the Packers are going all in 2022, they need Domann on that defense so they need to break old habits.

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Leatherhead's picture

March 09, 2022 at 07:38 am

He’s a Day 3 guy who might sneak into the end of round 3.

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mnbadger's picture

March 09, 2022 at 12:38 pm

You lost me at " . . . LB - Nebraska"
When was the last time you saw a nu defender become a good, not great but good, NFL player. DE Gregory at Dallas was all hype and no production.
We've tried good big ten linebackers and failed miserably. jake ryan, vince biegl, mcduffie is from BU, but same type of player. I'll include AJ Hawk, as he never ever lived up to #5 overall, say nothing about first round status.
We need some aggressive athletes to man the middle. Size, speed and aggressive attitude. Combine that with real good football savvy and, ooops, that's DaVondre Campbell. He was from Minnesota! I guess it's not the conference but the pick. GPG!

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PeteK's picture

March 09, 2022 at 02:27 pm

Come on, with a name like that he can't miss.

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HankScorpio's picture

March 09, 2022 at 05:27 pm

For me it was "enters the draft as a 24-year-old."

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stockholder's picture

March 09, 2022 at 03:32 pm

We don't need him.

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BAMABADGER's picture

March 10, 2022 at 01:57 pm

UDFA

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