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Mike Daniels Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Big10
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #93
Height & Weight: 6' - 291 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 4.37 in 2012 by GB

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa

Iowa defensive tackle Mike Daniels is an undersized prospect that relies heavily on his motor, toughness and quickness off the snap to rush the passer. Drafted by the Green Bay Packers late in the fourth round, Daniels doesn't have the size to play nose tackle and will compete for a role in a rotation at defensive end.

For a team like Green Bay, they're looking for guys who can come in and compete. Daniels' motor is one of the best of this class and some believe there is still room on his frame to add useful bulk. He gets off the line quickly and uses his hands effectively to create space and shoot the gap. Already has a nice array of pass rush moves. Will come in and push for a backup role.

Packers are looking to improve pass rush and if Daniels snags a roster spot, he will be utilized in a sub package on passing downs where he'll try to shoot the gap play-side. Daniels isn't a natural 3-4 DE if only because of his smaller stature and lack of ideal bulk. He'll have to add good weight and keep his quickness to have any longevity in Green Bay.

Last Updated Apr-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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