Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Mike Daniels, DT Iowa
With their fourth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Mike Daniels, a defensive tackle out of Iowa.
From CBSDraft: Daniels was lightly recruited out of high school, choosing Iowa over Temple. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action as a reserve end/tackle in 2008, recording six tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. He was a backup defensive tackle in 2009 as a sophomore, finishing with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Daniels earned a starting job in 2010 as a junior with eight starts, recording 40 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. He had his most productive season in 2011 as a senior (13 starts), finishing with 67 tackles and a team-best 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Daniels
Did not participate in any official tests – had shoulder surgery in January. Was cleared by doctors two weeks ago.
STRENGTHS -Â Daniels is quick off the ball and uses his small frame to work between blockers. He has the instincts to understand schemes and work against them, and he is strong enough, despite his relative lack of size, to engage and then shed a blocker to burst to the play. He is flexible and an overall active interior player.
Wow has the Packers defensive line just gotten crowded. We were just discussing on CheeseheadRadio last evening how crowded it was going to be and how many players would have to be cut, and now the Packers add another Dl to the mix. The handwriting is officially on the wall for Jarius Wynn and CJ, Wilson. Sorry, guys…
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