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Photo of Deandre McDaniel
Deandre McDaniel (SS)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    217 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Clemson
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Overview

McDaniel is a physically impressive safety prospect who makes a lot of plays roaming the middle in zone coverage and filling against the run. Would be a good fit for a team that likes to walk a safety down into the box for run support or to cut loose on blitzes. Will bring a tough, intimidating, explosive presence to the middle of an NFL defense. Some deficiencies in man coverage and an off-the-field issue are the two main areas of concern. But in a relatively weak safety class, McDaniel should hear his named called in the first few rounds of the draft.


Strengths

McDaniel is an outstanding blend of height, length, bulk and speed. Looks the part. Very productive player, with a flair for making the big play. Appears to be a well-prepared. Has good range in zone, can lay the wood or make a plays on the ball. Loves to play the run, fills in a hurry.

Weaknesses

Is a bit high-cut and lacks some fluidity when attempting to mirror quicker receivers in coverage. Can get caught looking in the backfield at play fakes on occasion. Must watch his tackling technique at times. Was arrested in 2008 but is not a locker room personality problem.

Grade

5.7

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: DeAndre McDaniel

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 06:46 p.m.

    Watch Clemson DB DeAndre McDaniel work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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