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Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels - #93 - DT

Height: 6-0 1/2
Weight: 291
Speed: 4.86
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 76 7/8
Birthdate: 05/05/1989
Hometown: Blackwood, NJ
Grade: 5.37

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Iowa Pro Day 6-0 1/2 292 9 7/8 32 1/4 79 3/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/2 291 9 5/8 32 1/2 76 7/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 1/4 279 9 7/8 32 1/4 78 4.86

 

Notes:

Also lettered in wrestling (three times) and track (once). Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in eight games as a backup in ’08, after not appearing on the depth chart following spring practice, and posted six tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack. Played in all 13 games in ’09, recording 10-1 1⁄2-1 1⁄2. Saw his most extensive action in ’10, playing in all 13 games and making the first eight starts of his career, logging 40-11-4. Started all 13 games at defensive tackle in ’11 and posted 67-13 1⁄2-9 with one pass batted down. Team captain. Was medically excluded from the Combine.

Positives:

Has natural leverage and is difficult to engage. Explosive quickness and disruptive penetrating ability. Highly athletic. Terrific balance and agility — feels pressure and protects his legs. Coordinates quick, active hands and feet and has flexible hips to work an edge. Surprising punch strength. Propels himself off blocks. Ranges to secure tackles and is able to drop into short zone. Rare leaping ability. Is tough and will play hurt. Outstanding football character with leadership traits.

Negatives:

Undersized — is short and lacks ideal height and bulk. Is not stout against the run. Moved by double-teams. Lets his pads rise and gets jostled inside. Rotation player until senior season. Durability needs to be considered — is not built to withstand a 16-week pounding and has been dinged up, including multiple concussions. 

Summary:

Small-framed, explosive, upfield penetrator with outstanding athletic ability and tireless work habits. Is not suited to handle a large percentage of snaps, but provides value as a sub-package rusher. 


Mike Daniels's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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