BIO: Full-time starter as a senior, totaling 82/3.5/1. Junior totals included 57 tackles after 78 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic, high-effort linebacker with the ability to be used at several spots. Gets depth on pass drops, quickly changes direction and is fluid moving laterally. Fires up the field in run defense yet also picks up coverage assignments. Solid ball skills and has a burst to the play.
NEGATIVES: Under-sized, slow shedding blocks and can be handled by opposing receivers.
ANALYSIS: Offering potential at weak side linebacker or on the inside in a 34 defense, McDaniel has special-teams abilities for the next level.