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Arizona State OL Dohnovan West signs with San Francisco 49ers as UDFA

Apr 30, 2022, 6:00 PM | Updated: 9:40 pm
Offensive lineman Dohnovan West #61 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates with the Territorial...
Offensive lineman Dohnovan West #61 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates with the Territorial Cup following the NCAAF game against the Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 24-14. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona State Sun Devils interior offensive lineman Dohnovan West signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on Saturday, ASU football announced.

West joins linebacker Darien Butler (Las Vegas Raiders), offensive lineman Kellen Diesch (Miami Dolphins) and tight end Curtis Hodges (Washington Commanders) as former Sun Devils to have signed as UDFAs following the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The former ASU guard appeared in 21 games for the Sun Devils over the past three years and played in all four of the team’s games during the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened season in 2020.

He only played four contests last season due to injuries, but he burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2019, playing in all 13 games.

West was named a Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention for his efforts that season.

ESPN analysts Todd McShay and Steve Muench released an NFL Draft prospect tiers list in March, and two Arizona State Sun Devils made Tier 6, which included players 67-106.

Offensive tackle Kellen Diesch and West were ranked No. 98 and No. 102 on the list.

Diesch is one of 11 offensive tackles and West one of four centers among the 106 players listed by ESPN. Tier 6 consisted of players McShay and Muench projected as future starters in the NFL. They had a third-round value, according to the analysts.

The 6-foot-3, 296-pound lineman ran a 5.27-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine while his arms also measured at 33 inches.

NFL Network draft analyst Lance Zierlein evaluated that the Sun Devil is undersized but flexible.

Undersized center prospect with strengths and weaknesses that could match him with an inside/outside zone offense. West could offer guard flexibility, but he’s better suited for the pivot He takes smart angles to his block and makes an effort to improve positioning once he’s connected. He will struggle to contain power in the A-gaps and his tendency to lean in as a pass protector is sure to be taken advantage of if he doesn’t get his posture corrected.

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