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Ryan Connelly | 43

LB | Wisconsin | New Orleans Saints
Ht: 6021 / 6' 02" | Wt: 234 | Upd: 03/29/2023


Birth Date: 10/03/1995
Age: 27
Original Team: NYG
NFL Entry: 19 05 143
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: SF23
Team History: NYG MIN NO

Player History

05/19 NYG D/C signed
09/19 NYG IR 5
09/20 NYG waived
09/20 MIN w/claim from NYG
11/21 MIN Covid-19
11/21 MIN activated 10
12/21 MIN IR 14
07/22 MIN PUP
08/22 MIN reserve/PUP
10/22 MIN activated 5
10/22 MIN waived
10/22 MIN P/SQ 5-18
01/23 MIN activated 18
01/23 MIN P/SQ 18-19
01/23 NO FA for 23

Ourlads' Profile:

2019 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about RYAN CONNELLY: Wisconsin, 6021 242 4.68. Two year starter from Eden Prairie, MN. Instinctive, smart and tough. Quick with read and react. Gets downhill with shuffle steps and the ability to accelerate to outrun a block. Strong punch when confronted straight up. Fits inside gaps and sifts through the wash to make plays inline. Chases from sideline to sideline with enough speed to get to the perimeter. Normally takes precise angles and is rarely out of position. Tackles well in space. Gathers and launches into tackles with good finish. Shows blitz skill with a quick first step and a burst to close. Has an understanding of zone coverage keeping his eyes moving from quarterback to threats in the zone. Reacts quickly on the throw. Not used a lot as a man-to-man defender but can peel off on a flat route. Occasionally will overrun a play being too aggressive. As a fast flow linebacker was sometimes prone to misdirection and was hit or miss to recover when out of position. Average change of direction is a factor but his angle usually overcomes this. Will miss a tackle at times for the same reason. Occasionally spends too much time on a block and can be slow to shed. Had season ending surgery but recovered for the Combine. Solid special team player who projects to a 3-4 inside. Can contribute early as a rotational player. 2018 stats: 89 T, 10 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU, 6 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.38, right 2.19. OSR:11/15. Sixth/seventh round. (A-30 7/8, H-9 3/8, BP-17, SS-4.34).