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2018 NFL Draft

James Daniels

C/Iowa

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 2
  • YearJunior
  • Height6-3
  • Weight306
  • Hand9
  • Arm33
  • 40-yardN/A
  • Bench21
  • Vertical30.5
  • Broad108.0
  • 3-cone7.29
  • 20-yard4.40
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Good size and can get bigger. Very long arms for a center. Plays with strength and power. Stays on his feet. Quick to snap and step. Gets movement with run blocks. Has no problem getting to second level. Makes line calls. Good pass blocker who is aware. Has quick feet to mirror, plays with bend and anchors vs. power. Is athletic enough to play guard.

    Weak Points: Despite size and strength, he is not a power player. More finesse than physical. Still needs to tighten up his body.

    The Way We See It: A third-year junior, Daniels was a two-year starter at center for the Hawkeyes. He has good natural size and the frame to keep filling out. An extremely consistent player, he possesses good overall athletic ability and is productive in space. Plays with strength but not the most physical guy. Then again, he makes things look easy. Consistent run and pass blocker. Can get a push and turn his opponent. Heady player who'll get his guys lined up. Alert in pass pro; sets quickly, has a good punch and can mirror and anchor. Alert for stunts and blitzes. Overall, this is a solid prospect who has the size, length, strength and athleticism to play center or guard. Can come in and start right away at center. Needs to become a bit more physical but the tools are there. He's a young guy who is still growing and maturing physically.

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