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2019 NFL Draft

Dennis Daley

OT/South Carolina

  • A
    6.60
    Projection
    Round 2
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-5
  • Weight317
  • Hand9
  • Arm33 ⅜
  • 40-yard5.23
  • Bench20
  • Vertical26.5
  • Broad103.0
  • 3-cone7.95
  • 20-yard4.92
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: Tall with above-average length (33 "). Two-year starter. Consistent player. Good snap reaction and gets into blocks quickly. Strong run blocker who generates movement and gets to second level. Consistent pass blocker, setting quickly, anchoring and taking proper angels to stop wide speed. Balance to slide and recover back to the inside.

    Weak Points: Jack of all trades, master of none. Bends at the waist at times but doesn't fall off blocks. Lowers his hands on occasion, losing leverage. Not as nifty as some left tackles.

    The Way We See It: Daley started out at Georgia Military College, playing two seasons before transferring to South Carolina, where he was a two-year starting left tackle. His tape is very consistent. He played at about 320 pounds last season but shed weight for the Senior Bowl. Daley isn't a special player, but he is solid down after down. He flashes top physicality and always looks to finish. Daley has good enough lateral agility to play left tackle in the NFL. Some clubs might start him out there and make him prove he can't play on the blind side before potentially moving him inside or to the opposite flank; others will start him out at right tackle, then move him to the left after he gains experience and confidence. There are solid left tackles playing in the league without Daley's natural traits. It wouldn't surprise us to see him start as a rookie, but more likely he will be a starter in Year 2.

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