Will McDonald

24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
2023 Fantasy Outlook
McDonald was drafted 15th overall by the Jets in 2023, joining a deep defensive end rotation that also features Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers and 2022 first-round pick Jermaine Johnson. While McDonald could struggle in run support at just 240 pounds, he was a productive pass rusher at Iowa State, racking up 33.5 sacks over the past three years. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $16.32 million contract with the Jets in July of 2023.
Unavailable for Week 2
DENew York Jets
Coach's Decision
September 17, 2023
McDonald (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.
A rookie first-round pick, McDonald recorded one tackle across 13 offensive snaps in Week 1, but he won't suit up in Week 2. This comes as a bit of a surprise, but it appears McDonald is near the bottom of the depth chart for the time being.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Will McDonald's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
6' 4"
239 lbs
40-Yard Dash*
4.69 sec
Shuttle Time*
4.22 sec
Cone Drill*
6.85 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
132 in
Bench Press
0 reps
Hand Length
9.50 in
Arm Length
34.88 in
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Notches sack in shutout win
DENew York Jets
August 14, 2023
McDonald recorded one sack and two quarterback hits in Saturday's 27-0 preseason win over the Panthers.
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Returns to practice Tuesday
DENew York Jets
July 25, 2023
McDonald (leg) practiced Tuesday, Ralph Ventre of SI.com reports.
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Dealing with leg contusion
DENew York Jets
July 21, 2023
McDonald (leg) did not practice Friday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
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Goes to Gang Green
DENew York Jets
April 27, 2023
The Jets selected McDonald in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 15th overall.
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