Daniel Wise

Kansas
DT
DL21

Prospect Info

College
Kansas
Hometown
Class
Lewisville, Texas
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
281 lbs
33”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.34
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.28
Seconds
 
Bench Press
22
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
27.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.53
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.37
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Daniel is the brother of former Arkansas and current New England Patriot defensive lineman Deatrich Wise and the son of Deatrich Wise, Sr., who was a ninth-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1988. Wise looked like an NFL player during his junior season, earning first-team All-Big 12 notice as a 12-game starter, leading the Jayhawks with 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks among his 53 total stops. He followed that up with an outstanding senior season, again earning first-team all-conference status with 34 tackles, 12.5 for loss, and five sacks. Wise was an honorable mention all-conference pick (11 starts, 38 tackles, 11 for loss, three sacks) in 2016, and stepped in to contribute as a redshirt freshman the previous year (26 stops, 5.5 for loss, three sacks).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Tom Johnson
Overview
Athletic, gap-seeking 3-technique who plays with a disruptive mindset. Wise plays with a low pad level and loose upper body that he uses to slither around blockers and into the backfield, but he can be underwhelming when taking on power. He is a busy-body pass rusher with the ability to find the edge early and then create his rush counters with footwork and agility. He's not always aesthetically pleasing due to inconsistent body control, but the work gets done.
Strengths
  • Comes from football bloodlines
  • Quick-trigger start to win at the snap
  • Reads and reacts quickly to blocker movements
  • Conscientious to play with bend and proper pad level
  • Benefits from low-man leverage at the point of attack
  • Employs slick side-steps to slip blocks like a linebacker
  • Above average athleticism and tackle range for his position
  • Good agility for change of direction in space
  • Maintains line of sight on the football
  • Syncs hands and upper body turn to slide around the edge as rusher
  • Able to brake and accelerate to create rush counters when needed
Weaknesses
  • Weighed just 283 at Shrine Game and will need to add good weight
  • Base gets too narrow when playing down the line
  • Contact balance needs to improve
  • Just average holding firm at point of attack
  • Struggles to stay square against angle blocks
  • Lacks consistent hand placement and extension when 2-gapping
  • Can be swallowed and tied up by big bodies Play can lack control causing missed tackles
Sources Tell Us

"He was one of the best defenders at the Shrine Game and I would argue that he would have been better than some of the guys they had at Senior Bowl." -- Scouting director with NFC team

News

Path to the Draft

Final quick-snap 2018 NFL Draft grades for all 32 teams

Best and most worrisome picks from the 2018 NFL Draft

Winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft

Winners and losers from Rounds 2, 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft

GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league