The 6’1”, 245 pound senior linebacker recorded 78 tackles (33 solo), 9.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 2 passes defensed, and 2 fumble recoveries during 11 starts in 2020—earning 2nd-Team All-American (USA TODAY Sports) and PFF 3rd-Team All-American honors.
He was a semi-finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award this past season, given annually to the best defensive player collegiately in the country.
As noted, Rhattigan also participated in this year’s Hula Bowl.
Here’s what they’re saying on Rhattigan:
You can't read a play any better than this. pic.twitter.com/kQcfYcwjrY— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) September 5, 2020
Highest-graded run-defenders in College Football— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) December 12, 2020
1. Myles Murphy, Clemson - 92.2
2. Alim McNeill, NC State - 92.1
3. Mike Rose, Iowa St - 91.1
4. Jon Rhattigan, Army - 90.9
5. Nick Anderson, Tulane - 90.7 pic.twitter.com/YkQlp6HuLa
Rhattigan appears to be a late bloomer at the linebacker position, who really broke out during his senior season for Army as a full-time starter—featuring tackling, toughness, and a nose for finding the football.
The Colts are facing a tough decision regarding free agent starting linebacker Anthony Walker and could look to bolster the team’s depth at the position all together.
Currently, Rhattigan projects to be a Day 3 pick or a UDFA priority signing before the NFL Draft.