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Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (DE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    263 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Washington
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 22 (86)
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Pick Analysis: The Eagles bolster their depth at defensive end with the selection of Daniel Te'o-Nesheim. As a high-motor edge player with good instincts, Te'o Nesheim shows a knack for making disruptive plays in the backfield. Although still inconsistent in several aspects of his game, Te'o-Nesheim's potential makes him worthy of the gamble at this point.

Overview

Te'o-Nesheim has been a productive four-year starter for the Huskies defense. Te'o-Nesheim is an undersized defensive end that wins with toughness, effort, instincts and technique. He lacks great quickness, burst and agility as a pass rusher but does a nice job using his hands to counter effectively. Te'o-Nesheim will have a tough time anchoring effectively versus the run and doesn't possess the speed, quickness and agility to project to an outside backer in a 3-4 defensive scheme. His high motor, leadership skills, toughness and instincts gives him a chance but he clearly overachieved in college and is not likely to transition well at the next level.


Strengths

A tough competitor who was a four-year starter in the Pac-10. Gets hands inside blockers' pads and sheds effectively to get after the passer. Prepares well and tracks the ball in traffic. Relentless effort allows him to get the most of his abilities.

Weaknesses

Does not have the size to play defensive end at the next level and lacks the athleticism to play outside linebacker. Slow getting off the ball and does not have the lateral agility to get around the edge. Gets pushed around in the running game and does not have the speed to make plays from the backside.

Grade

2.0

 
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