Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years while also being named as an All-American player after his junior season. Led the team in tackles as a senior with 76/4/5. Junior totals included 102/8/2.
Positives: "Aggressive defensive back with good size. Athletic, works well with cornerbacks, and a hard hitter who intimidates anyone that comes over the middle. Quick up the field in run defense, shows a burst to the action, and has a good head for the ball. Physically strong, wraps up tackling, and brings opponents down on initial contact. Displays solid closing and recovery speed."
Negatives: "Does not show a great sense of timing, is slow reacting in coverage, and blows assignments on occasion. Gets caught out of position at times and relies on his speed to recover from mistakes."
Analysis: "McDaniel was a solid college defensive back who has been overrated in many circles based on his production numbers. He has the athleticism and football skills to be used as a zone or strong safety at the next level, but he will struggle as a centerfielder if required to go sideline to sideline."
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