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DeAndre McDaniel

DeAndre McDaniel
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Safety

Clemson


College Position: Safety
School: Clemson
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Birthdate: 11-26-1987
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Safety (2)

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Playmaking safety with knack for the big play
  • Excellent coverage awareness - nose for the football
  • Shows good range in coverage
  • Good ball skills - 12 interceptions past two years (12/15/10)
  • Diagnoses plays and shows good instincts
  • Good size and build for a safety
  • Above average speed and athleticism
  • Can play in the box or as a centerfielder
  • Aggressive in run support
  • Has some man coverage skills
  • 1st member of his family to graduate from college
  • Started 8 games at linebacker as a sophomore
  

Weaknesses

  • Not a great tackler - needs to wrap up better
  • A little tight in the hips - vulnerable in man coverage
  • Needs to overcome character concerns
  • Solid but not spectacular against the run
  • Did not progress as expected as a senior

News

2011 NFL Draft: Top 10 Undrafted Players - May 8 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: 10 Day Three Players To Watch - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Safety - Apr 27 (Jared Counterman)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
2009-10 Bowl Preview: Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl - Dec 23 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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